Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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We have learned so much about our world in recent times, yet so much remains to be discovered. On this tour, expand your knowledge of biodiversity and discover how UBC researchers are helping to solve some modern-day mysteries of the natural world. Stories highlight microscopic diversity, how species evolve, how organisms interact in ecosystems, and how our actions can affect future biodiversity.

This is a museum tour, which allows your group to learn more about the stories behind the museum’s exhibits and displays. Plan to be standing and walking on the tour. If you are looking for an activity-focused experience, please look at one of our 75-minute programs, such as One Life to Live (grades 3-7), Sketching (all grades), or Inquiry into Evolution (grades 10-12).

Uncovering the history of evolution is one of the most complex questions that researchers are facing today. In this program, your students will work in small groups to start to unravel the history of groups of organisms we see today, using an inquiry-based approach to learning. Students have the opportunity to explore the collections, asking questions and following their curiosity to help them better understand evolution. At the end of the program, students will have a completed research journal to take their notes back to the classroom.

Each taxonomic group we will look at has a complex evolutionary history. Learning about the evolutionary past of a group will help us better understand it today. Students will feel empowered to research subjects like this at the museum and beyond. Students will increase their overall understanding of the processes of science through scientific inquiry and assessment, as well as develop an appreciation for and interest in biology.

The diversity of British Columbia is incredible, especially when you discover the interconnectedness between species and the environment. Learn about three amazing ecosystems in BC along with geological processes that have helped shape our provincial backyard.

This is a museum tour, which allows your group to learn more about the stories behind the museum’s exhibits and displays. Plan to be standing and walking on the tour. If you are looking for an activity-focused experience, please look at one of our 75-minute programs, such as One Life to Live (grades 3-7), Sketching (all grades), or Inquiry into Evolution (grades 10-12).

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