The New Year at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
The New Year at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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Celebrate A Biodiverse 2020! 
The New Year is full of hope and promise and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum has resources to help you celebrate a biodiverse 2020. Empower yourself and your students and get a better understanding of climate change and the issues and opportunities facing the planet and ourselves. We have a variety of programming and resources to help you take a positive, informed step forward this year.
School programs: All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. There are some spaces left for programs in 2020, book now for your first choice of dates.
Climate Change Exploration: Find exhibits and displays within the Beaty to start to explore climate change and conservation stories using this map as a guide. Download the educator guide to support your students while they explore.
Beaty Box: The Marine Life Beaty box focuses on interconnectedness and climate change. Rent it for your classroom today, or download the lesson plan to use in your classroom.
Beaty Boxes are a great option if you're unable to bring the entire class out to the museum on a field trip. They are loaned out for 14-day periods, and you can pick them up whenever the museum is open. Learn more about the Beaty Box program.
Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge WebTo Musqueam, a sturgeon is more than simply a sturgeon. It’s an entry point to aspects of language, territory, health, technology, and our society, and the respect and responsibilities that accompany them. It is part of a larger web of mutually dependent knowledge. Click here to learn more
Culture at the CentreLearn more about Indigenous ecological knowledge and the links between land and language. Six communities are showcased, represented through five cultural centres: Musqueam (Musqueam Cultural Education Centre), Squamish (Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre), Lil’wat (Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre), Heiltsuk (Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre), Nisg̱a’a (Nisg̱a’a Museum) and Haida (Haida Gwaii Museum and Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay).Explore land and language following six stories that connect these communities to their territories using this printable knowledge path. Visit our exhibitions page to learn more.
Researchers Revealed: Meet scientists from UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre, and the work that they are doing through monthly, short-format videos. From oceans to deserts to far-off jungles, these researchers are roaming the globe and uncovering the answers to questions they have about our world.
Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science created by Christopher Marley. Wonder at the beauty and diversity of the natural world, through Christopher Marley’s exquisite portraits of insects.
Documents of Collapse: This exhibit of sculpture and drawings by Jude Griebel and Lorraine Simms explores visual links between ourselves and our shifting environment.
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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. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public.
Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over 500 permanent exhibits. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. 

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