UBC Biodiversity Research

Grades 8-12, Post-Secondary, Adults |  60 minutes

UBC Biodiversity Research_thumbnailWe 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).

  • Science 8: Cells are a basic unit of life
  • Science 9: The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them; cells are derived from cells
    • The relationship of microorganisms with living things
  • Science 10: Genes are the foundation for the diversity of living things
  • Biology 11: All organisms have characteristics that define them as living and interdependent; life can be organized in a functional and structural hierarchy ranging from cells to the biosphere; living things are interdependent; living things are diverse and evolve over time
    • How animals shape their physical environment; living things and their roles in ecosystems; agents of evolutionary change
  • Biology 12: Cells are the basic unit of life

Many of our Educator Resources can support your visit. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Scavenger Hunts and Museum Activities

We suggest using a scavenger hunt before or after your program to help students explore the museum in a guided way.

  • Research Scavenger Hunt
  • Classification and Relationships

Pre and Post-Visit Resources

Please visit our Educator Resources page to download these materials.