News & Stories

Ancient Soils Reveal Clues to Early Life on Earth

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and University of British Columbia examined the chemical composition of three-billion-year-old soils from South Africa – the oldest soils on Earth – and found evidence for low concentrations of atmospheric oxygen.

Read more >

Fascinating Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Lindsay Follett, the City Editor for Family Fun Vancouver, recently took her boys for a visit at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum without prior research on what’s happening at the museum. How did the trip turn out? Let Lindsay tell us…

Read more >

Extreme Adaptations Programming Launching Today

As humans, we are drawn to the extreme – the grotesque, exciting, adorable, implausible and incredible. Organisms on this earth are equipped with extreme adaptations, capable of achieving amazing feats, while inhabiting and surviving in the seemingly impossible. Today, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum launches its newest programming theme – Extreme Adaptations.

Read more >

Best of Way Cool 2013

Another year has passed with engaging presentations from the Way Cool Biodiversity Series, but only one of them can be crowned as the “Best of Way Cool 2012”. The votes from the public have spoken, and without further ado, may I have the drum roll, please… The winner of the “Best of Way Cool 2012” is…

Read more >

ABC Photo Supports INVOKING VENUS Exhibition

For any not-for-profit organization, hosting a major exhibition like INVOKING VENUS, Feathers and Fashion depends heavily on the support from the community, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is no exception. The exhibit features photo-based images by Catherine Stewart and accessories from the clothing collections of Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers. Through the juxtaposition of bird plumage with vintage fabrics and actual feathered fashion accessories, the parallels in human and bird behaviour become apparent.

Read more >

FestEVOLVE 2013: Celebrating Charles Darwin & the Evolution of Life

Evolution explains how amazing organisms came to be and links us all together on one giant tree of life. But how does evolution happen? How long does it take? And how does it help us better understand and explore the biodiversity that we see today? Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and get hands-on with museum specimens in the lab, learn about current biodiversity research, and participate in daily programming that highlights relationships among species.

Read more >