What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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Thank you for your support over the past year! Summer is almost here and we are all looking forward to longer days, warmer weather and the possibility of safely getting life back to normal over the coming months. The Museum is open and we have a number of online programs, tours, and resources to support 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.
Join us for our weekly Beaty@Home talks, every Wednesday at 1:00 pm PDT. These public tours and talks are available by donation to everyone around the world. Classrooms are welcome to join us for these informal tours, but note that it will not be a private space for your class. Register for each date on our calendar. Special guests and themes are usually recorded and can be found in our archives on our Facebook page and YouTube
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum reserves the right to cancel, change or modify Beaty@Home sessions due to unforeseen circumstances, such as staffing conflicts. 
The Beaty Museum collaborated with secəlenəxʷ Morgan Guerin, Musqueam Knowledgeholder/Aboriginal Fisheries Officer and Jason Woolman, Archivist with the Musqueam First Nation to create a website with videos and interactive tools to illustrate the use and creation of a sturgeon harpoon.
The website has recently been updated to include more interactive features and a link to the 2D visualization of the knowledge web. 
Scientist in Classrooms

The Beaty Museum in partnership with the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) would like to better understand the needs of teachers across Canada to help us make our scientists and experts available for guest speaking opportunities in classrooms across the country, whether virtual or in the classroom (post-pandemic). The goal is to create an initiative where we can complement your ongoing efforts in the classroom to engage students on various environmental issues, promote the importance of science, pique their interest in the scientific field, and encourage them to pursue a career in STEM.
The survey asks questions regarding, but not limited to, what climate change and environmental science topics would be of interest, and the preferred format of guest speaker presentations. You can access the survey by clicking on this link. The deadline is June 25th.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey (five minutes) and for helping us implement this initiative. In the open-ended questions please refrain from using personal identifying information.
In this new video, Dr. Ludovic Le Renard, a postdoctoral researcher in the Berbee Lab at the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre, shares his research on fungi evolution through geological time by comparing live fungi with similar-looking fungi fossils. He also shares his favourite research memory and favourite organism! 
The Researchers Revealed exhibit page has been updated, featuring new profiles, videos, and photography. We’ve added a new section of educator resources for all grades that complement the researcher profiles: including posters, colouring pages, research activities, and full topic guides on ecology, evolution, and body plans. There’s even a place to pose a question to a researcher!
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Have suggestions for our website? Please let us know! If there's something that you think is in the wrong place on our website or if you can't find the content you're looking for, please email beaty.marketing@ubc.ca with your feedback.
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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