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Coral Reefs are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, July 8 | 1:00-2:00pm
Did you know that the corals from vibrant tropical reefs are actually an animal that grow a calcium skeleton? The coral reefs many enjoy snorkeling or diving through are created by this skeleton, which provides shelter for a diversity of other tropical animals and plants. Did you also know that neighbouring coral colonies wage war on each other to invade new areas of the reef for their own colony? These are just two of the many reasons coral reefs are way cool!
Join Dr. Sarah Joy Bittick as she shows some way cool coral reef secrets from her experience as a marine field biologist in Mo’orea, French Polynesia and the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Sarah Joy finished her PhD on coral reef and seagrass ecology from UCLA in June 2017 and is now a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow in marine conservation at the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre.
Her talk will include exciting coral reef videos and highlight some of her research considering human impacts on coral reefs. While we know that coral reefs are declining due to climate change and other human pressures—Sarah Joy will share a couple bright spots: the reasons for recent recovery of reefs in Mo’orea and other locations.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Feel the deep-rooted connection between trees and their ecosystems through this series of quilted wall hangings, inspired by Dr. Suzanne Simard’s research at UBC.
Born and raised in rural Southwestern Ontario, Lorraine Roy developed an early appreciation for the land and its natural beauty. Her introduction to the fabric arts at her mother’s knee began a lifelong passion for textile art. Using raw edge fabric appliqué and machine embroidery, she builds images that bridge science and spirituality with the surprising versatility of fabrics and threads.
Biodiversity Around Town
Farmer's Market
Saturdays | 10:00am - 2:00pm
UBC Farm
Commercial Drive Car Free Day
Sunday, July 8 | 12:00-7:00pm
Commercial Drive, Venables to N. Grandview
Creatures of the Not-So-Deep
Saturday, July 14 | 11:00am-3:00pm
Belcarra Regional Park 
Pollinator Party
Saturday, July 21 | 1:00-4:00pm
Campbell Valley Regional Park 
Beetle Mania
Sunday, July 22 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park  
Teen Summer Challenge: Fantastic Fandoms
Ongoing until September 15
Any Vancouver Public Library Branch
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Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Third Thursday by donation 5:00-8:30pm
Closed on Mondays

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Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, July 19 | 5:00-8:30pm
Albatross are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, August 5 | 1:00-2:00pm
Current Exhibitions
Life: As We've Known It
March 17 - August 19, 2018
Culture at the Centre
March 18 - October 8, 2018
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