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We're excited to launch our new behind-the-scenes series, Researchers Revealed! Over the coming months, producer Phillipe Roberge will follow scientists from the Biodiversity Research Centre to explore how they work, both in the field and the lab.
This series of short documentaries will include dispatches from Yellowstone National Park and a close up look at the lives of termites! 
In the first installment, Dr. Mei Sato and Dr. Andrew Trites explain how their research mimics the acoustic behaviour of southern resident killer whales to understand their food supply issues.
Biodiversity Lecture Series with Sandra Knapp
Tuesday, November 6 | Doors at 7:30 pm, Lecture starts at 8:00 pm

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
2260 West Mall
Lecture Hall 1250
Floras for the Future: Why Plant Description Still Matters
Exploration of plant diversity has been going on since humans first walked the Earth – so surely we must be done by now. Why should we describe the plant life of a country and write a flora, rather than investigating the deep structure of the tree of life, or addressing immediate societal problems such as war or hunger? In this lecture, Dr. Sandra Knapp will argue that the description of plant life on Earth is the basis for plant science and thus essential and always relevant for its advancement.

Dr. Knapp is a botanist from the Natural History Museum in London, specializing on the taxonomy and evolution of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and she has spent much time in the field collecting plants, mostly in the Neotropics.
Register now for this free event: 
This is part of the Biodiversity Lecture Series, organized jointly by the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum before the public talk, admission by donation between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Closing soon!
Woven Woods: A Journey Through the Forest Floor
By Lorraine Ray
On until November 4, 2018
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
Science Slam YVR
Saturday, November 3 | 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Cafe Deux Soleils
Beatrix Potter: Illustrations of this World
Saturday, November 10 | 2:00 pm
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Parksfest Youth Film Night: The Peel Project
Friday, November 16 | 6:00 - 9:00pm
Anvil Centre, New Westminster
Museum Hours 
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Third Thursday by donation 5:00-8:30pm
Closed on Mondays

Visit our website for more information and what's on at the museum.
Happy Halloween!
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Upcoming Events
Nature Club Family Days
Sunday, November 4 | 10:30am-1:00pm
Plankton are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, November 4 | 1:00-2:00pm
Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, November 15 | 5:00-8:30pm
Orangutans are Way Cool because...
Sunday, December 2 | 1:00-2:00pm
Current Exhibitions
Skin & Bones by Catherine M. Stewart
September 15 2018 - August 13, 2019
Culture at the Centre
Now a permanent exhibition 
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