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Biodiversity Lecture Series with Claire Kremen

Tuesday, November 7 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
A Bee’s Eye View of a Healthy Food System
From the perspective of native pollinators, Claire Kremen will describe how our current food systems is not only unhealthy for the planet, but also for pollinators and people. She will describe studies of native bees and other pollinators that reveal how we can create environmentally-friendly farming systems that are also highly productive.
This is part of the Biodiversity Lecture Series, organized jointly by the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Earth Sciences Building (across from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum)
Ross Beaty Lecture Theatre
Doors: 6:30 pm
Lecture starts: 7:00 pm
Free, Eventbrite RSVP required.

Seagrass Meadows are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, October 1 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join PhD student Emily Adamczyk as she dives into these underwater seascapes and explores how our coastal activities affect seagrass biodiversity. Seagrass is a marine plant (not a seaweed!) that evolved to live in the ocean around 100 million years ago. It is found worldwide and covers over 1000 km of British Columbia’s subtidal coasts. 
Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, October 19 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 16 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Come by for a night at the museum! On the third Thursday of every month, the museum will stay open late offering activities until 8:30pm. Admission by donation, all ages welcome. Activities include:
  • Raising Big Blue showing
  • Guided Museum Tour at 7 pm
  • Hands-on activities where you can learn more about specimens in the museum and our current exhibitions.

Open House for Educators
Friday, October 20 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for a professional development day. Learn how we can support your lessons with curriculum links in our exhibits, activities, and programs.
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a great place to take your class. Whether you teach pre-school, high-school, or post-secondary, your lessons can be supported by our exhibits, activities, and programs. Learn about the opportunities available to your school at the museum, and the offerings we have for this year.

Save the Date!
Guided Mushroom Walk

Sunday, November 5 | 10:30 am - 12:30 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.
This popular, free event will be available for Members Only this year. Registration is required, and will begin on Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 am.

Kelp Forests and Sea Otters are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, November 5 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Kelp forests are moving underwater jungles of emerald green seaweed! Join Jenn Burt, a marine ecologist at Simon Fraser University, to share in the scientific journey that explores the magical underwater world of kelp, sea urchins, sea stars and fish, and also hear some of the stories shared by coastal Indigenous people through a unique collaborative project that explores their relationship to sea otters and their experience of the rapid changes that sea otters bring to their coastal territories.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Now open!
Life In Colour

September 16, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Colour your way through nature on a giant mural that showcases ecosystems from BC and around the world. Presented by Hemlock Printers, artist Angela Gooliaff explores keystone species in both the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, employing feminine symbology of peace and wisdom, and story through a giant interactive colouring book mural. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Nature Vancouver Photography Competition 2017
May 7 - November 17, 2017

Every year, Nature Vancouver receives hundreds of entries in its annual members photography competition. Photographs are entered in one or more of five categories: Botany, Birds, Mammals, Entomology and Spiders, and Other Natural History. This exhibition features the first, second, and third place winners in each category as well as the best in show for 2017. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
Mushroom and Wild Foraging Workshop
Wednesday, October 4 | 5:30  - 7:30 pm
UBC Farm

Apple Festival 2017
Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, October 15 
UBC Botanical Gardens

Fermentation Fundamentals Workshop
Tuesday, October 17 | 6:00  - 9:00 pm
UBC Farm

Cafe Scientifique
Tuesday, October 31 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Yaggers Downtown

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losed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
The museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month with admission by donation.

A Beaty Biodiversity Museum membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. 

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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