Secondary School

All museum-led school programs increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. School programs focus on conveying the beauty, wonder and importance of biodiversity.

Note: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your program time, so you can check in, visit the washrooms, and begin exploring the museum.


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Programs & Tours

Backyard Biodiversity

Grades 8-12: Explore the collections while discovering rare, cryptic, and genetic diversity in BC’s backyard.

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Collections Experience

Grades 8-12: Experience a collections-specific tour with a curator showcasing their area of expertise.

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Earth Experience

Grades K-12: Enjoy a full day with a joint program at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Pacific Museum of Earth.

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Evolution

Grades 10-12: Hear stories that reveal how our understanding of biodiversity has changed over time.

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Exceptional Ecosystems

Grades 8-12: Biodiversity in BC is amazing, due to the exceptional ecosystems within the province’s borders.

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Extreme Adaptations

Grades 7-12: This tour will satisfy your extreme curiosity about the world around you.

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Inquiry Into Evolution

Grades 10-12: Students explore the evolutionary history of a group of organisms.

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Museum Tour with a Curator

Grades 8-12: Experience a collections-specific tour with a curator showcasing their area of expertise.

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Self-Led Visits

All grades and ages: Explore the museum’s six collections at your own pace and with your own focus.

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Sketching

All grades and ages: touch and observe museum specimens while practicing sketching and drawing skills.

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Tales of Treasure

Grades 7-12: UBC celebrated 100 years in 2015, explore some of the Beaty’s favourite specimens.

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To Eat or Be Eaten

Grades 7-12: Explore the diverse relationships in nature based on food.

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UBC Biodiversity Research

Grades 8-12: Discover how UBC researchers are helping to solve some modern-day biodiversity mysteries.

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What is Biodiversity?

Grades 7-12: Learn what biodiversity is and what makes it so fascinating.

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