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Biodiversity Lecture Series with Claire Kremen
Tuesday, November 7 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
A Bee’s Eye View of a Healthy Food System
From the perspective of native pollinators, Claire Kremen will describe how our current food systems is not only unhealthy for the planet, but also for pollinators and people. She will describe studies of native bees and other pollinators that reveal how we can create environmentally-friendly farming systems that are also highly productive.
This is part of the Biodiversity Lecture Series, organized jointly by the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Earth Sciences Building (across from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum)
Ross Beaty Lecture Theatre
Doors: 6:30 pm
Lecture starts: 7:00 pm
Free, Eventbrite RSVP required.

Guided Mushroom Walk
Sunday, November 5 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Do you know where to look to find the dozens of mushrooms species that call our campus home? Beaty Museum Members are invited to join our Fungi Curator Mary Berbee to learn more about how to identify different mushroom types and where to look for them.
This popular, free event is available for Members Only this year and is currently full. Sign up for the waitlist here.

Kelp Forests and Sea Otters are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, November 5 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Kelp forests are moving underwater jungles of emerald green seaweed! Join Jenn Burt, a marine ecologist at Simon Fraser University, to share in the scientific journey that explores the magical underwater world of kelp, sea urchins, sea stars and fish, and also hear some of the stories shared by coastal Indigenous people through a unique collaborative project that explores their relationship to sea otters and their experience of the rapid changes that sea otters bring to their coastal territories.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, November 16 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Come by for a night at the museum! On the third Thursday of every month, the museum will stay open late offering activities until 8:30pm. Admission by donation, all ages welcome. Activities include:
  • Raising Big Blue showing
  • Guided Museum Tour at 7 pm
  • Hands-on activities where you can learn more about specimens in the museum and our current exhibitions.

FACT-O: Focus on Deep Ocean and Biodiversity
Friday, November 17 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
The French Ameri-Can Climate Talks – Oceans (FACT-O) will be traveling to Vancouver to hold a conference highlighting the impact of the climate change on the biodiversity in deep ocean from the perspectives of France and Canada. Held at Beaty Biodiversity Museum, in partnership the Alliance Française of Vancouver, the conference will welcome a variety of panelists from France and Canada to discuss the issue in detail.

Save the date!
Family Colouring Day

Sunday, December 3
Join Life In Colour artist Angela Gooliaff for a family colouring day! Keep an eye on our event's calendar for more information on this event in the next couple of weeks.

Life In Colour
September 16, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Colour your way through nature on a giant mural that showcases ecosystems from BC and around the world. Presented by Hemlock Printers, artist Angela Gooliaff explores keystone species in both the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, employing feminine symbology of peace and wisdom, and story through a giant interactive colouring book mural. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Closing soon!
Nature Vancouver Photography Competition 2017

May 7 - November 17, 2017

Every year, Nature Vancouver receives hundreds of entries in its annual members photography competition. Photographs are entered in one or more of five categories: Botany, Birds, Mammals, Entomology and Spiders, and Other Natural History. This exhibition features the first, second, and third place winners in each category as well as the best in show for 2017. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
November 3 & 4 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Richmond Campus

Murders and Mobbings
Saturday, November 4 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Sunday, November 12 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Tuesday, November 22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UBC Farm

November 28 - December 8 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
UBC Botanical Garden

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losed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
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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