How can you help facilitate student learning at a museum? The Beaty Biodiversity Museum (http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/) contains a wide variety of specimens and information, which can be catered to learners of all ages. On this 60-minute tour, appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades and ages, you will explore strategies to utilize museums as part of your teaching plan.
Learn about our collections, programs, activities, resources, and more! Though we will focus on the Beaty Museum's collection, many of the ideas we explore will apply to other museums and field trip sites. Today's tour includes full-day admission to the museum at no charge, which will allow you to explore the museum and ask questions.
Bring a notebook if you like to jot down your thoughts. The museum is a food/drink free space, please finish your coffee or lunch before entering the museum. We will be walking on the tour; wear comfortable footwear or bring a mobility device that allows you to move around the museum most easily. Feel free to bring a camera, you are welcome to take photos with no flash.
Learn more about accessibility here: https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/visit/about/accessibility/
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum's interpretive team have backgrounds in science, communication, and informal education. They will help cater the session to the group, answering your questions along the way. Interpreters lead the museum's K-12 programming and have a wealth of first hand field trip knowledge to share with you.