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Dear Museum Supporter...
As the weather warms up, we hope that you have been inspired by our Backyard Biodiversity theme and are planning to explore the biodiversity around you, perhaps in the city, ocean, park, or even a windowsill.   
This month, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is taking our own advice and will be popping up outside of our UBC backyard, making appearances at both the Khatsahlano Street Party and the Museum of Vancouver (enter our contest to win a free One Day Family Pass to MOV). Be sure to stop by and get your daily dose of biodiversity education from our Education and Outreach team.  
Save the Date! Saturday August 9th is the date of our next exclusive Members Sneak Peek event. Stay tuned for more details...
Please keep an eye out for an email from us on June 30th asking you to opt-in to receiving communications from the BBM. See below for more information.  
Thank you for your support – see you at the museum!
Freeze tolerance is way cool because...
Sunday, July 6, 2014 | 1:00 p.m.
Canada's winters can get mighty chilly, and in response, Canada's animals have evolved many strategies to cope. Katie Marshall, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology will chill you with tales of extreme adaptation.

Family Exploration Day at the Museum of Vancouver
Sunday July 13, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Step into the wild through a hands-on, family-friendly day of exploration of the Rewilding Vancouver exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver! The Beaty Biodiversity Museum will present special sessions where families are invited to touch and explore local specimens. 

Artist Talk & Tour 
Friday July 18, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. 
Explore our feature exhibition, The Herbarium Project, with a tour by the artist - Karen Yurkovich. Learn about her artistic process and the stories and symbolism in her beautiful oil paintings.
Family Sketching Program
Saturday, August 2 | 1:00 pm
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. 
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. 

Permanent Collection
Maintaining a collection requires a lot of work. Our latest project was adding special filters to our lights and re-testing lighting levels in our displays to make sure our specimens are in optimal lighting conditions.
July is your last chance to check out Wondrous: The Forest and Sea of the Great Bear, a photographic and sound installation provoked by a journey through the watersheds of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route. Exhibition closes on Sunday, July 27.
Come see Karen Yurkovitch's oil paintings inspired by our Herbarium Collection. See the Events section above for details on activities and events for this exhibition. 
    Behind the Scenes 
    The Museum is employing a number of summer students. You might recognize Julian from his work assiting with the new Tetrapod donation featured on our blog
    As the Digitizing Curatorial Assistant, Julian is producing a photographic record of museum specimens for the online database. This means researchers will be able to view specimens in the Cowan Tetrapod Collection from anywhere in the world! When he is not photographing, Julian prepares study skins for the collection.
    Window into the Collection 
    A big part of our Collection involves identifiying and documenting what we have. This month our staff and volunteers from three areas of our collection (Herbarium, Spencer Entomological Collection and the Cowan Tetrapod Collection) took these skills outside the Museum to a BioBlitz. Check out this the blog post to learn more. 

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