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Dear Museum Supporter...
It has been a whirlwind summer for the Museum, and we hope the past month was just as busy for you!
Inside our newly published 2013-2014 annual report, you’ll find amazing tidbits about our collections, exhibits, education, and outreach efforts. Among other collections milestones, over 3500 herbarium specimens were accessioned in our reporting period. Many thanks to our numerous volunteers, who’s smiling faces and exciting stories bring the museum to life. 
If you like to learn about how the museum works, on Saturday, August 9, we’re inviting our members to a very special Sneak Peek morning at the Museum.
Still can’t get enough of the museum? Follow us on instagram and twitter, like us on facebook, and look out for the #museummonday series. Along with museums around the world, we post behind-the-scenes photos, interesting specimens, trivia, and more! Share your photos with #beatymuseum. 
We can’t wait to see you at the museum! Thank you for your ongoing support.
Family Sketching Program
Saturday, August 2 | 1:00 p.m.
Join The Herbarium Project artist Karen Yurkovich in sketching specimens from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum's collection. Paper, drawing materials, and fantastic specimens all provided by the museum - simply drop in and draw!

Butterflies are way cool because...
Sunday, August 3, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.
Uncover the diversity of butterflies, their interactions, fascinating adaptations and how these affect their chances for survival with Maja Bjelic, a volunteer at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum who holds a Master's Degree in Ecology from the University of Zagreb. 

Members Sneak-Peek 
Saturday, August 9 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Sneak-peek mornings give our Members access to the museum before the public arrives. Join us for an in-depth look at our Spencer Entomological Collection, and participate in a hands-on activity in our outdoor courtyard. RSVP here (password = beatymembers). Please note you must be a Member to attend this event. We will have staff onsite to help you with membership should you wish to purchase on the day. 
Parasites are way cool because....
Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.
From fungi, to nematodes, to wasps, some parasitic species have adapted the amazing ability to manipulate their host’s behaviour in a way that goes beyond the horror of any Alfred Hitchcock film. Join Doctoral student Kaylee Byers to learn more. 

Ask an Expert Table
Sunday, September 7, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Bring your questions about bryophytes (mosses) to our Ask an Expert Table. 

The 5th Annual Wilf Schofield Bryophyte and Lichen Foray
September 11-14, 2014 
This year the Foray will be exploring "Darkwoods" at the Nature Conservancy of Canada land near Creston, BC.  Register by August 15. 

Campus Walk
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Explore UBC campus while searching for fall migrating birds with an expert from Nature Vancouver. 

Save the date!
Saturday, September 27, 2014 
Mark your calendar for the Family Day celebration of our new exhibition. Details will be announced in the next newslettter. 
Ever wonder why an artist makes the choices they do in their compositions? In her blog post Blueberries and Unconscious Knowledge Karen Yurkovich explains one of her paintings from The Herbarium Project. 
New Exhibition
Our next exhibition opens September 27, 2014! We'll let you know what it is all about in our September newsletter.
    School and Teacher Programs
    We are gearing up for a new school year and have lots of great programs for Elementary, Middle and High Schools.  We are launching some new programs and have an upcoming Teacher PD day  so keep an eye on our website for more details later this month or sign-up for our Educators Mailing List. 
    Volunteer Recruitment
    Interested in becoming a Museum volunteer or know someone who is? We are recruiting! Applications will be up August 26th and close September 30th. Join our team and spread the love of biodiversity!
    Behind the Scenes 
    This month we are featuring the work of Hamzeh Ramezani-Karim who volunteers in the Spencer Entomological Collection. 
    Hamzeh works with noctuidae (owlet moths) – one of the largest insect families in the world. With over 600 species (52 insect drawers) of noctuidae they are the biggest family of Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) in our collection. As the moth expert in our collection, Hamzeh is identifying and rearranging the moth specimens according to evolutionary relationships (phylogenetics). This means researchers will be able to have access to the most up to date information about our Noctuid moth specimens. Hamzeh will be photographing the owlet moths  and adding them to the database. 
    Window into the Collection 
    We've had a lot of fishy things happening lately. We digitized 11,200 records from our Fish Collection with the help of UBC Library's Digitization Centre. These records are now easily accessible and can be used for things like environmental assessments and conservation efforts.
    Rick Taylor, Director of the Museum and of the Fish Collection, travelled up to Alaska for some research on char. While he was there he helped out with some sockeye salmon stream surveys. Watch videos of the salmon run and read about grizzly bear research and sustainable fisheries. 
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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.

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