Nature Club, Photo Competition, Researchers Revealed and more!
Nature Club, Photo Competition, Researchers Revealed and more!
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We are taking all protective measures determined by the public health authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Our team is taking all steps to ensure the safest conditions for our visitors, staff, and volunteers.
Museum visitor numbers are now limited. Advanced, timed-tickets are available online at Walk-in visitors are accepted when space allows. All visitors are encouraged to book an admission ticket with a specific entry time. 
As part of UBC’s commitment to the health and safety of our community, and the responsibility we all share in preventing the potential for COVID-19, students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to follow UBC’s COVID-19 Campus Rules when on campus. These rules include the requirement to wear non-medical masks in common indoor spaces. Read all procedures for a safe visit here
Join us online or in-person every first weekend of the month for biodiversity activities for children ages 5 – 12 years old accompanied by their families. Our museum educators, along with special guests from the Pacific Museum of Earth and UBC will explore a variety of topics. Advance registration is required for both online and in-person visits. Families are welcome to visit us during Nature Club weekends to explore the collections at their own pace. 

Everyone is welcome to participate. Thanks to the generous support of Campus and Community Planning, UBC campus families can take part for free! Other families can join our Online Nature Club for $10 per household and can use their membership or regular admission tickets to explore the museum on Nature Club weekends.
Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7: Feather Facts
Visit the Cowan Tetrapod Collection at the Beaty Museum to see birds, as well as reptiles, mammals and amphibians. With over 40,000 specimens representing over 2,500 species, the collection is the second-largest scientific collection of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in British Columbia. Registration links below! 
In-person, March 6 and/or 7 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Nature Club: Feather Facts
Online, March 7 at 10:30 am: ONLINE Nature Club: Feather Facts

Contribute your Photos and Stories for a chance to win prizes!
Enter your photos, stories, art, and ideas to our community contributions for the UTown@UBC Nature Club! Your submissions will be featured in our upcoming nature clubs, and you’ll be entered to win prizes like a virtual tour of the Beaty! Everyone is welcome to participate. 
March 13 – March 28, 2021
We are taking our Spring Break activities online this year, with weekly social media challenges and special Spring Break editions of Beaty@Home, our weekly online museum tours. Check our website for more information. 
Week 1 - Plants (March 13 – 20) - We will investigate the wonderful world of plants with a plant-related challenge for your family to complete and share on social media @BeatyMuseum. Our Beaty@Home on March 17 will be your opportunity to join our Museum Interpreters and learn something new!

Week 2 - Animals (March 21 – 28) - Activities continue as we explore the diversity of animals and set an animal challenge for your family to complete and share on social media @BeatyMuseum. Our Beaty@Home on March 24, led by our Museum Interpreters, will be your chance to learn something new!
Uriel Garcilazo Cruz, a UBC MSc student, describes his research on jumping spiders while doing fieldwork in Mexico. He also shares his favourite research memory and favourite organism! 
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm PST
Join us for our weekly Beaty@Home talks, every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. These public tours and talks are available by donation to everyone around the world. 
Special guests and themes are usually recorded and can be found in our archives on our Facebook page. 

Register for each date on our calendar. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum reserves the right to cancel, change or modify Beaty@Home sessions due to unforeseen circumstances, such as staffing conflicts.
Connect virtually with us live every Wednesday at 1:00 pm PST for a Zoom Livestream to learn something new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum!
When registering for the Beaty@Home sessions, you’ll see an option to pay as you can. All funds support the museum! We suggest $5 per participant, but with a sliding ticket scale from $0, no one will be turned away.  
On March 10th at 1:00 pm PST, learn about the diversity of British Columbia’s freshwater fishes with Dr. Rick Taylor, Professor of Zoology at UBC and Director of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Fish Collection. Freshwater fishes are incredibly diverse, occupying a variety of niches, with different body plans, adaptations, and sizes! Through tools such as the Fish Sorter app and Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia, Rick will help you learn about the amazing fishes in BC and some tips for their identification. 

Join the museum to celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers, observed on March 14, 2021. Visit Rick’s website to learn more about his work, including his upcoming book Rivers Run Through Us: A Natural and Human History of Great Rivers of North America.
The Biodiversity Research Photo Competition showcases the diversity of research and researchers at UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre. Click here to see all the amazing images that were submitted for this year's contest and check out the top three entries! 
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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 is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity.

Notice: the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will be exceptionally closed for maintenance on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Regular hours will resume on the following Sunday, February 28.
If you would like to contribute to the museum, we appreciate any donations, purchasing a membership, planning to visit in person, and sharing information about the museum with friends and family.
A Beaty membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. Thank you for your support!
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Oct. 1, 2020 - Feb. 20,2022
Jan. 30 - Oct. 17, 2021
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