What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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This is a season of change! As we adjust to new schedules and new routines the museum is open and we have a number of new online programs, tours, and resources to support you as you grow and adapt your teaching and learning!
Click here for a quick summary we have gathered together all our online offerings, such as lesson plans, activities, online exhibitions, videos, and favourite resources in one place.
We are looking for a Grade 4 – 7 class to participate in the design of an online exhibit exploring dinosaur footprints found in British Columbia!

What we’re asking for: Approximately two hours of class time, divided into two 30-minute surveys and 1-hour online session with our museum education & exhibit team.
What you get: A chance to contribute to an online exhibit and learning opportunity to be shared with classrooms across BC and a complimentary online field trip.
Interested? Email Jackie Chambers 
Want to know more? Check out the FAQ’s below:

When would the surveys and online session take place?

- During the month of October 2020. 
- We will work with your schedule to select dates and times. 

How long will it take?
- We are asking for a commitment of 2 hours broken up over two 30 min surveys and a one-hour online session.

What do the surveys involve?
- A pre-session paper survey to be completed in the week leading up to the session, as well as a post-session paper survey.
- You would administer these in your classroom. We anticipate each survey will take about 30 minutes of class time.
- We will ask the participating classroom to print and scan the feedback forms, or pick them up/drop them off at the museum.

How will the participating class be selected?
- The participating class will be selected by a combination of how soon they contact us, plus their availability.

What does the online session involve?
- Your class will take part in a 60-minute ZOOM session with the museum education & design team, which we will record for internal planning use.
- In this session, your class will learn a bit about the museum, dinosaur trackways in different parts of BC, and help us test out some activities and graphics for our digital exhibit.

How does the complimentary online field trip work?
- In exchange for your full participation and feedback, we will offer you a complimentary online museum tour that can be used before June 30, 2021.
Learn about our digital exhibitions, resources, collections, programs, and more! Join us online for this FREE Professional Development day.
Click here to find out more and register for online sessions
Beaty Boxes, our award-winning outreach kits, are available for rental. All Beaty Boxes contain touchable specimens and other scientific objects to stimulate inquiry and discussion within the classroom, enhancing the student learning experience. See what we are doing to keep our Beaty Boxes clean and safe!

60 minutes | Online Program | Cost $60 (per group)

Safely bring museum specimens and experts into your classroom! New this year, book an online Beaty Box program to go along with your rental. This is a great way to combine an online program with hands-on material. Enhance your Beaty Box experience by exploring it with a Museum Interpreter. Click here to learn more.
Special promotion: between Sep. 8, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020 book a Beaty Box (regular rates apply) and try out our new Online Beaty Box Program for 25% off our regular rate of $60 per class. Beaty Box pickup and drop-off, and the online program must be booked and delivered before Dec. 18, 2020.
60 minutes | Online Tour | Cost $60 (per group)
Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other.
Click here to find out more about this virtual field trip. Request a booking using our online booking form.  
Two 60-minute Online Tours | Cost $100 (per group)
Planet Earth is an amazing place, filled with volcanoes, glaciers, minerals, and oceans, along with millions of species of organisms. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum (BBM) and Pacific Museum of Earth (PME) have joined forces to offer two online tours to complement your science curriculum. 

This new online booking combination allows your students to virtually explore two great UBC museums, and enjoy two amazing school experiences – for one low cost! Select ElementarySecondaryPost-Secondary or Family, Community, and Adult Groups to find out more. Request a booking using our online booking form.  
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum Tenth Anniversary

Thank you for your support of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum! We are thrilled to celebrate our tenth public anniversary this month and are so happy to share this occasion with all of you. The past ten years have been filled with exciting biodiversity education, and we look forward to many more decades of learning to come! Click to learn more about our celebration on October 16, 2020.  
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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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