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Nocturnal Science Slam: Women in STEM
Thursday March 21st | 6:30pm
For our next Nocturnal we're thrilled to be teaming up with Science Slam Vancouver to celebrate Women's History Month!
A host of intrepid speakers will be giving lightning talks on some brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Never been to a Science Slam? We promise you science in a form you've never seen it before! Science slams are competitions that bring together researchers, students, educators, artists, and communicators.
Competitors have five minutes to share their topic of choice without the use of a slideshow, and are judged based on communication skills, audience impact, and scientific content. Props and creative presentation styles are encouraged!
If you're interested in competing, please apply by March 7
Prefer a spot in the audience? Let us know on Facebook if you'll be joining us!
Doors: 5:00pm
Slam: 6:30pm
Admission by donation
Cash bar and free appetizers 
Spring Break at the Beaty!
March 16th - 31st | Activities at 12pm daily
Join us this Spring Break for a different hands-on activity every day, 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.
Learn more about the language of the forest at Talkative Trees, meet some of the museum's water-dwelling neighbours at our Pond Poke and find out just why animals evolved to be so diverse at Adaptation Exploration!
Check out our website for our full schedule of events.
All activities are open to all ages and are included with membership or admission on a drop-in basis, unless otherwise noted. Children under the age of 13 must have adult supervision in the museum at all times.
Researchers Revealed: Eyes in the Wild
Researchers Revealed is a digital exhibition from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum exploring new technologies that researchers are using to study the natural world.
Following scientists from the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, we travel from oceans to deserts and far-off jungles, uncovering the answers to some of our most pressing questions about life on Earth!

In Eyes in the Wild, producer Philippe Roberge and wildlife ecologist Cole Burton lift the lid on the secrets of camera traps and animal selfies in Yellowstone National Park.
In our first Researchers Revealed, the team went In Search of Salmon in B.C.'s Juan de Fuca Strait, to better understand why southern resident killer whale populations are struggling.
Treehoppers are Way Cool because...
Sunday March 3rd  | 1pm - 2pm
... well, look at them!

Treehoppers are peculiar insects that wear a ‘helmet’ on top of their bodies. This ‘helmet’ is actually a modification of their thorax, and is called the pronotum. The shape of the pronotum varies from species to species in a bewildering diversity of shapes, some of which can be so bizarre they border on the realm of science fiction.

Treehoppers also exhibit some extraordinary behaviours, including hiring ants as bodyguards, devoted mothers caring for their babies, and males serenading females during courtship. Over 3,500 treehopper species have been described, most of which occur in tropical America, but there are even a few species here in Vancouver.

Join Ecuadorian naturalist Luis Camacho for this exciting talk, addressing the challenges treehoppers face in their natural habitats, as well as how they have spread from the lush Amazonian jungle up to the snow limit in the high Andes.

Join us on Facebook to grab your seat!
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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. 

2212 Main Mall University of British Columbia | Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 CA

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