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Spring Break at the Beaty March 11-26
During Spring Break, join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum every day at 12:00 pm for a different hands-on activity, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests! Meet new friends while exploring different aspects of the biodiversity around us. From identifying incredible insects, to art, games, crafts, and hands-on activities, you’ll be a biodiversity pro in no time.
All activities are open to all ages and are included with membership or admission on a drop-in basis, unless otherwise noted. 
View the full schedule of our Spring Break activities.
Share your love of the natural world with others by joining the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s volunteer team!
Volunteers play a vital role in helping the museum achieve our mission of enhancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of biodiversityMuseum volunteers engage visitors in the wonder of biodiversity through discussions and activities, and answer questions about the museum, its collections, and its research. 
Volunteer applications are open now! Get your application in before it closes on March 27 at 11:59 pm.

Where do forests come from? Where should they come from? One hundred years ago, most people assumed that humans would never stoop to plant a tree in British Columbia. Life as a tree-planter is hard work, so why are so many modern forests planted by people? The answer to this question can be found in the years just after the First World War. Join David Brownstein to find out what happened. This talk will change the way that you think about forests and what they mean.

Included with museum admission or membership.

14th Annual G.E. Scudder Lecture in Entomology
Thursday, March 23 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join Jessica Ware, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University for a lecture on Dragonfly and Dictyoptera systematics: understanding insect evolutionary histories using molecular and morphological tools

Bats are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, April 2 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Post-doctoral researcher Joanna Burgar will take you on a trip down under to fly with these exquisite, enigmatic creatures through the eucalypt forests of south-western Australia, and explain how her PhD research is helping a mining company restore forest to benefit bats now and into the future.

Included with museum admission or membership.

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.

Closing soon!
Grahame Arnould: 
Turning Heads

November 17, 2016 - April 2, 2017

This exhibit highlights the work of editorial cartoonist, Grahame Arnould. As an avid outdoorsman, Arnould’s work often focuses on biodiversity and threats to the environment. In the tradition of editorial cartooning, the works in this display attempt to raise awareness of these issues. Visitors can also get involved by writing their own caption for a funny gag cartoon.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
Owl Hoot-enanny
Saturday, March 4 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Campbell Valley Regional Park

Casual Birding Walk
Wednesday, March 8 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Workshop: Probiotic Soda (a.k.a. Ginger Beer)
Thursday, March 9 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UBC Farm

Seeds and Sprouts
Wednesday, March 15 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Growing Worker Power: Innovative Organizing Across the Food System
Saturday, March 18 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre

Night Quest
Saturday, March 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pacific Spirit Park

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Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. C
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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