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Adventures in Mountmaking: Beaty Boxes

I’ve been making museum mounts for over ten years. Most of that time I’ve spent working at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, the remainder at the Museum of Anthropology. Since I often get asked what a mountmaker is, I’ll describe it! I custom fabricate al

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Butterfly Origami

Fold butterflies out of paper and bring nature indoors! Watch the video and follow the step-by-step to create your own butterfly origami.

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Create your own Blue Whale Easter Egg!

Spend 5 minutes, use some non-toxic markers and a hard-boiled egg to make a blue whale. Be creative with drawing on a 3D-surface. If you would like to see how we made ours, please see the step-by-step below! Tips: Remember a blowhole on the top, so it

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Jasmine Lai

Researchers Revealed is an exciting new series profiling the research performed in UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre. The series looks at new ways in which researchers harness technology to study the natural world in ways that were not possible before

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Vikram Baliga

Vikram Baliga describes his research on the evolution and biomechanics of bird flight by looking at the variations between bird species.

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Spring Break 2020

March 14 – March 29 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 o

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Barbara Neto-Bradley

Researchers Revealed is an exciting new series profiling the research performed in UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre. The series looks at new ways in which researchers harness technology to study the natural world in ways that were not possible before

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