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Sunday October 6 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Since the time of Darwin, evolution was considered to be a slow process taking thousands to millions of years to complete. However, new work has shown that evolution can occur within a few generations, perhaps quickly enough to limit ecological damage caused by climate change. It’s more than monkey business – ultimately monkeyflower may be able to survive climate change because of evolution, and that is way cool!

Join Dr. Daniel Anstett, Banting & Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC’s Department of Botany, to examine the fate of the hummingbird-pollinated plant, scarlet monkeyflower. This is a story about seven years of fieldwork in the mountains of California and a massive 3000 plant greenhouse drought experiment. The key question is if scarlet monkeyflower can evolve the ability to avoid or withstand drought within only seven years.
In Old Ways New Waves Al Lewis and Coreen Forbes explain how essential it is to use both traditional collecting practices and taxonomy alongside modern molecular methods in ecological research.
Roseanna Gamlen-Greene describes her research and work on the Western Toad, the only indigenous amphibian on Haida Gwaii.
Researchers Revealed is an exciting new series profiling the research performed in UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre. Produced by Philippe Roberge, the series looks at new ways in which researchers harness technology to study the natural world in ways that were not possible before.
To Musqueam, a sturgeon is more than simply a sturgeon. It’s an entry point to aspects of language, territory, health, technology, and their society, and the respect and responsibilities that accompany them. It is part of a larger web of mutually dependent knowledge.

Check out the Knowledge Web to learn more about the sturgeon harpoon and its relationship to elk, eagles, Douglas fir, and sea lions! 
A FREE program for campus residents, these drop-in sessions are designed for children 5-12 years old accompanied by an adult (not suitable for preschool-aged children). All sessions will be held at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, with experts from the Pacific Museum of Earth and around UBC making guest appearances.

Drop in between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm the first Sunday of the month to enjoy special activities for families plus all of our regular museum programming, Raising Big Blue movie, museum tours, and more!
Pre-registration encouraged. Drop-ins welcome as space permits. Thank you for pre-registering so that we can prepare for the number of children attending.

Free Open House for Educators 

Professional Development Day for Educators, Friday Oct. 25, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Come to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for a professional development day and learn how we can support your lessons with curriculum links in our exhibits, activities, and programs. Register for free here!
Tuesday, November 5 | 7:00pm
At the Jack Poole Hall in UBC's Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
This year we are excited to welcome Dr. Beth Shapiro for her talk: Can (and should?) biotechnology reverse extinction?
Dr. Beth Shapiro is an ancient DNA scientist and author of the book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, and she will be discussing the real science behind the emerging idea known as “de-extinction”.
Free event. RSVP required. For more information, please check the event's link here.
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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 is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity.

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  
17 October 5:00-8:30pm
Spooky creatures of the night are on the prowl and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is the place to see a whole bunch of them. Come learn about the coolest night critter – the only mammals that can truly fly, the second most specious group of mammals – the Chiroptera more commonly known as bats.

On the third Thursday of every month, the museum will stay open until 8:30pm. 

Admission by donation after 5pm. All ages welcome. Drop in at any time!
Current Exhibitions
Until November 10, 2019

Permanent Exhibitions
Culture at the Centre
Dinosaur Trackways - Footprints in Time
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