Beaty loves fungi, Biodiversity Lecture Series, and more
Beaty loves fungi, Biodiversity Lecture Series, and more
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Biodiversity Lecutre Series with Nancy Turner
Sharing and Adapting Ancient Knowledge in Northwestern North America

Thursday, October 27 | Doors at 6:30 p.m., Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
Join ethnobotonist Nancy Turner and learn more about the role plants have played for over 13,000 years in the Northwestern North American region in the survival and well-being of First Peoples, providing them with the necessities of life: nutritious foods, materials for construction and implements, fuel, medicines and ceremonial items.
How did people acquire this rich knowledge about plants and their ecology? How did they pass on their knowledge, practices, and beliefs from generation to generation, from family to family, and from community to community? And, how did they adapt these practices to the new and changing situations they encountered?
Registration is free - reserve your spot todayThe Biodiversity Lecture Series is always popular and this event is expected to sell out fast. 

Wild Mushrooms are Way Cool because...
Sunday, October 2 | 1:00 p.m.
One benefit of living in the oceanic climate of BC is that we enjoy two springs in one year. In March and April we are treated to a magnificent show of local wildflowers. In October, our soils thrust up an equally colourful bloom of matchless (and often munchable) mushrooms. Most of these fall mushrooms live in intimate relationships with the BC forest vegetation. This talk will explore the science, scientists, and scenery of the wild mycorrhizal mushrooms.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, October 20 | 5:00 p.m.
Come by for a night at the museum! Our late opening night continues in October and offers lots of family-friendly evening of activities.

Admission by donation.

Open House for Educators
Friday, October 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for a professional development day. Learn how we can support your lessons with curriculum links in our exhibits, activities, and programs.

Free with Teacher Federation or Association ID.

Drop in Family Friendly Hands-on Activities 
Saturday, October 29 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Costumes are encouraged! Dress up as your favorite creature and join us for a series of hands-on activities celebrating the spooky season. Meet under the whale!

Included with museum admission or membership.

Mushroom Walk
Saturday, October 29 | 1:00 p.m.
Join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Fungi Curator Mary Berbee to learn more about how to identify different mushroom types and where to look for them. Meet at the museum for instructions on what to look for and then embark on an hour long walk in small groups around campus where you will collect your own specimen. The groups will meet back at the museum and vote for their favourite fungi!

Included with museum admission or membership.

Now open!

Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - September 3, 2017

How can ecologists inspire children to learn about the natural world in a way that is fun and familiar? This exhibition lets you step inside  Phylo - a game that lets you collect, trade, and play with cards based on real-life organisms - and see how life within an ecosystem is connected, and how some environmental events can have damaging effects on life.

Included with museum admission or membership.

100 Years, 100 Treasures
May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2017

After months of speculation, the top ten treasures have been revealed! To mark UBC’s centennial year, 100 Years, 100 Treasures explores the history of the museum collections intertwined with the history of the university. Visitors can hear what the experts have to say about the top specimens in a video installation and share their own favourite treasures in an interactive social media component: #MyBeatyTreasure

Included with museum admission or membership.

Want to try a terrifying/spooky snack for Halloween? 
Come to our gift shop and buy yourself some bugs! Bugs are a great source of sustainable protein and are
ull of nutrients like calcium and B vitamins. Mexican spice, BBQ, sour cream and onion, we have all of your favorite flavours!
Biodiversity Around Town 
Fall Tree Sale
Saturday, October 1 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hillcrest Community Centre
World Vegetarian Day
Saturday, October 1
Downtown Farmers Market
Thursday, October 13 | 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Plaza
Family Pumpkin Carving Night
Friday, October 21 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
West Point Grey Community Centre ($10 per pumpkin)
Kits House Autumn Fair
Saturday, October 22 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kits House

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Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
The museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. 
New! The museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month with admission by donation.

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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