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Dear Museum Supporter...
Spring has sprung! Get inspired to go outside and learn about the biodiversity in your area through our shutterbug exhibition, now open at the museum. Discover how one man’s pastime became his passion, and explore how his images have contributed to science. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on activities related to the exhibition, including an activity about beetles, bingo, drawing, origami, and a dress-up area!
Our regular monthly events are going strong! Join us the first Sunday of every month for a Way Cool talk at 1:00 p.m., and our Ask an Expert table between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On the third Saturday of the month, join local experts for a Campus Walk at 10:15 a.m. This month, learn about flickers during our Way Cool series, local birds at our Ask an Expert table, and cottonwood trees during a walk to Totem Fields.
To get the most out of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, consider purchasing a membership. Unlimited museum admission and regular events are included for a full year. You’ll also get invited to special, members-only events, like exhibition openings and Member Sneak Peeks.
Thank you for your support!

Music & Writing Showcase
Wednesday March 25, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. 
Join us for an evening of performances by Music & Writing students whose art is inspired by the collections of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. They will perform a new collaborative piece "The Love Ballads of Two Specimens" blending storytelling, spoken word poetry, singing, guitars & penny whistles, all centred around an unlikely romance. 

Northern Flickers are way cool...
Sunday April 5, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Elizabeth Gow to learn about the secret life of the northern flicker, including the bird equivalent of mating scandals, abandonment, and trickery. 
Included with museum admission or membership.

Ask an Expert about Local Birds
Sunday April 5, 2015 | 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fascinated by our feathered friends? Been birdwatching but struggled to identify the winged creatures you've spotted? Bring in a photo to have it expertly identified by birder Jude Grass. Jude will show you how to go about finding names of the birds that you see.
Free for the public. 

Campus Walk - Totem Fields 
Saturday April 18, 2015 | 10:15 a.m.
Join Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez, a Researcher at the Biodiversity Research Centre, on a walk to Totem Field where she will show you the trees that she studies. Black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), is an ecologically and economically important forest tree from North America, and the first tree species to have its genome sequenced.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Arctic Char are way cool because...
Sunday May 3, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. 
Come venture to the wilderness of Alaska with Shannan May-McNally, a MSc graduate in the Taylor lab, and learn about one of the most variable fish on the planet. 
Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty's Birding Bonanza 
Sunday May 3, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Bonkers for Birds? Join us for a day full of bird fun in honour of Bird Week! Ask an Expert about Eagles, sketch bird specimens with the guidance of an artist, and more! 
Included with museum admission or membership.

Campus Walk 
Saturday May 16, 2015 | 10:15 a.m. 
Campus Walks happen on the third Saturday of every month from 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. They begin and end at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and happen rain or shine. Explore the UBC campus through the eyes of an expert. Look for fall migratory birds, check out native plants, find local mushrooms.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Macro Photography Workshop
Saturday May 16, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Learn to take better macro photos using a basic point-and-shoot digital camera in our hands-on photography workshop. Aimed at beginner or novice adult photographers, this workshop will cover basic tips for how to get clear, in-focus close-up photographs.
$30 per participant.  

Biodiversity Day
Friday May 22, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
To celebrate Biodiversity Day general admission to the museum is Free!

Members Sneak Peek Plant Pressing Workshop 
Sunday May 24, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. doors open 10:00 a.m. workshop starts 
Save the date for the next Members Sneak Peek! Learn to press plants with Vascular Plant Curator Linda Jennings in this hands-on family friendly workshop. Keep your eyes open for an email with an official invitation and RSVP details. 
Included with museum membership. 
March 11 - September 6, 2015
Our feature exhibition shutterbug is now on display! Come check out our dress up area where you can become a Beaty Bug and snap a selfie - share them with #BeatyBug on social media! 
Explore stunning photographs of insects by Ian Lane and enjoy hands-on activities in the exhibition throughout the spring and summer. Participate in daily programs that complement shutterbug including museum tours, Naturalist 101, puppet shows, scavenger hunts, and more!
Window into Biodiversity
Why are ladybirds (aka ladybugs) seen as good luck? It probably has something to do with the fact that they are beneficial for farming. Ladybirds eat the insects that consume our crops - things like aphids and other sap-suckers. They are used in farming, gardens and greenhouses to control pests - it's a great alternative to using chemicals. 
To learn more about ladybirds visit shutterbug - our feature exhibition showcasing photographs of insects by Ian Lane. Ladybirds were one of Ian's favourite subjects and there are plenty of stunning images along with interesting information about them from our Entomology Curator. 
Biodiversity Around Town 

Beginning Cheesemaking
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

UBC Farm

Conservation through Citizen Engagement on BC South Coast 
Monday, March 30, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Tommy Douglas Library 

Anecdotal Evidence
Wednesday April 1, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. 
The Railway Club 

Grow Organic Food in Small Spaces
Thursday April 2, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
UBC Botanical Garden 

Nerd Nite 
Tuesday April 7, 2015 | doors at 7:00 p.m. talks at 7:30 p.m.
The Fox Cabaret 

Creating Curiosity with Curiosity Collider 
Wednesday April 15, 2015 | 8:00 p.m. 
Cafe Deux Soleils 

Science World After Dark Adult Evening
Friday April 17, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Science World 

Building Bridges: Working Together to Improve Wildlife Health in BC and Canada
Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
The Ramada Plaza Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford

Port Moody Ecological Society Fingerling Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Port Moody Recreation Centre

Vancouver Bird Week 
May 2-9, 2015 
Events happening around Vancouver 

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Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays for research). As of May 18th the Museum will be open seven days a week.  
A Beaty Biodiversity Museum membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation.
About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education and outreach.

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