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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.
Registration is required 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.
Do you know where to look to find the dozens of mushrooms species that call our campus home? Beaty Museum Members are invited to join our Fungi Curator Mary Berbee to learn more about how to identify different mushroom types and where to look for them.
Sunday, November 4
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A museum membership is required to attend this popular event. Memberships can be purchased online or in person at the museum.

Registration opens at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 10.
Skin & Bones
By Catherine M. Stewart with accessories from the clothing collections of Claus Jahnke & Ivan Sayers 
Opened September 15, 2018
Examine our complicated relationship with the animal world in Skin & Bones, an exhibition that intersects the disciplines of natural science, fine art, and the applied art of fashion design.

Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Catherine M. Stewart earned a BSc from the University of Toronto and a MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her recent artistic investigations relate visually and philosophically to the practices, aesthetics and history of science. 
Biodiversity Around Town
Tricksters & Transformers: An Evening of Indigenous Word
Thursday, October 4 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Museum of Antropology
Van Dusen 2018 Speaker Series
Wednesday, October 10 | 7:00 pm
Van Dusen Botanical Garden
Apple Festival 2018
October 13 & 14 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
UBC Botanical Garden
Halloween at the Beaty
Wednesday, October 31 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free general admission for all visitors in costume! 
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.
Upcoming Events
Nature Club Family Days
Sunday, October 7 | 10:30am-1:00pm
Corallines are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, October 7 | 1:00-2:00pm
Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, October 18 | 5:00-8:30pm
Open House for Educators
Friday, October 19 | 10:00am-3:00pm
Current Exhibitions
Culture at the Centre
March 18 - October 8, 2018
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About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity.
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