Educator Open House 2021

A FREE program for teachers with ID (Teacher Federation, Association ID, or employer). Pre-service teachers can show their Student Cards for free entry. Registration is required!

Proof of vaccination will be requested. As per provincial orders, all special event participants 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination (ie. BC Vaccine Card). The BBM reserves the right to deny entry or participation to anyone who doesn’t comply with the museum’s stated policies, procedures and visitor code of conduct. Non-medical masks are required for all indoor public areas.


Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum in-person or online for a professional development day! Learn how we can support your lessons with curriculum links in our exhibits, activities, and programs.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a great place to take your class. Whether you teach elementary, secondary, or post-secondary, your lessons can be supported by our exhibits, activities, and programs. Learn about the onsite and digital opportunities available to your school at the museum, and the offerings we have for this year.

K-12 teachers and all other educators, including home-learning facilitators, librarians, early learning specialists, and post-secondary faculty, are welcome to attend this professional development day.


This year we are excited to be working with the BC Science Teachers Association offering virtual tours in conjunction with BCScTA’s Catalyst 2021 Conference.


Registration

Registration is required for both in-person and online events!

In-person:

In order to maintain a comfortable visiting experience, book a timed ticket with the timeslot when you will arrive at the museum. Drop-ins are not permitted!

  • Visit bit.ly/bbm-pdd to book timed tickets
  • Select the date: October 22, 2021
  • Select a timeslot between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
  • Select the number of tickets (up to 2 adult tickets for you and your partner, and up to 3 child/youth tickets for your children)
  • Enter promo code PDD2021
  • Create an account and receive your tickets via email

Online: Registration is required in order to gain access to the ZOOM rooms.


Program Schedule

10:00am

to

3:00pm

Throughout the Museum
  • Explore the collections at your pace
  • Meet our colleagues from LEEF Lessons is Evolution and Ecology FUNdamentals (LEEF) is a science outreach program run through Let’s Talk Science UBC that provides hands-on learning in ecology and evolution to local K-12 students through activities developed by trained UBC graduate students and postdocs! If you are interested in the program for your class, come chat with them and you can sign up to be connected with a grad student!

10:15am

to

11:15am

Theatre

&

Online

On-site guests are welcome to join us in the theatre!

10:15am

1:00pm

3:00pm

Under

the

Whale

  • Museum Tour – Explore the museum on a tour, featuring stories selected by our museum interpreters

2:00pm

to

3:00pm

Theatre

&

Online

On-site guests are welcome to join us in the theatre!

4:00pm Allan Yap Biodiversity Theatre
  • Raising Big Blue Documentary

 

5:00pm Upper Atrium
  • Museum and Gift Shop Close

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my kids?
  • Yes, you can bring your children and a partner to the museum for free but the activities are created with teachers in mind.
How much does it cost?
  • Free for all educators – K-12 teachers, home-learning facilitators, librarians, early-learning specialists, and post-secondary faculty are welcome to attend this professional development day.
  • Those visiting in person, please bring an ID card (Teacher Federation, Association ID, or employer). Pre-service teachers can show their Student Cards for free entry. If you do not have a card, bring in a paystub or letter on letterhead from your employer or association for free entry. Pre-service teachers can show their Student Cards for free entry.
Do I have to register?
  • Yes, registration is required for both in-person and online events.

For in-person: In order to maintain a comfortable visiting experience, choose a timeslot that you will arrive at the museum. Book your timed ticket!

  • Drop-ins are not permitted;
  • If you register and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration so we can pass it to another person.

For online: Registration is required in order to gain access to the ZOOM rooms.

Proof of vaccination and masks:

Proof of vaccination will be requested. As per provincial orders, all special event participants 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination (ie. BC Vaccine Card). The BBM reserves the right to deny entry or participation to anyone who doesn’t comply with the museum’s stated policies, procedures and visitor code of conduct. Non-medical masks are required for all indoor public areas.