Come by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for a special evening with the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre (PRPRC) and learn more about the Dinosaur Trackway casts recently added to the museum’s permanent collection. The PRPRC’s Museum Director & Curator of Palaeontology Richard McCrea and Curator & Collections Manager Lisa Buckley will tell stories of how BC’s trackways are discovered and what they mean for biodiversity research.
The museum will be open with admission by donation starting at 5:00 pm with the presentation starting at
6:00 pm. Stick around after the talk for a guided museum tour.
Seed dispersal by animals occurs almost everywhere, but this mutualism between plants and animals is most striking in tropical rainforests. Join Ellen Andresen, a visiting professor from Mexico on sabbatical at UBC, to find out why plants need to disperse their seeds to succeed, and how animals help them achieve this goal.
During Spring Break, join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum every day at 12:00 pm for a different hands-on activity, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests! Meet new friends while exploring different aspects of the biodiversity around us.
What do you know about the dinosaurs that used to roam across BC? How do scientists use trackways and other fossils to learn about dinosaur behaviour? Join the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre’s (PRPRC) Museum Director & Curator of Palaeontology Richard McCrea and Curator & Collections Manager Lisa Buckley to learn all about trackway fossils and the creatures who made them.
Science to Art (START) is a travelling museum project that inspires elementary and secondary students to design and create exhibits through intergenerational collaboration with art mentors. Engage with the artwork of over 300 elementary and secondary students as they explore the importance and curious nature of pollinators. Participants created museum exhibits to share their research into local environmental issues and promote positive change in their communities.
The transition from coral to algae dominated reefs has been observed around the world due to human impacts and climate change. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and San Diego State University use geometric properties of corals to characterize how coral shape changes as corals lose the competition for space on the reef. The researchers entered the NSERC Science, action! video competition to share their research with the public and shed light on coral reef ecosystems.