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 virtual tour, appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades and ages, you will explore our virtual and in-person offerings, as well as strategies to utilize museums as part of your teaching plan. After the virtual tour, there will be ample time for discussion and questions!
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 is virtual, but teachers are always welcome to visit the museum at no charge, which will allow you to explore the museum and ask questions. Bring a business card, BCTF confirmation, or other school ID for free admission (https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/educator-resources/teachers/).
For the virtual session, you may want a notebook to jot down ideas! Bring your thoughts and questions. We are happy to share the slides with you in advance of the session, email email@example.com at any time if you have questions!
After the virtual session, teachers are welcome to visit the museum for free (https://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/educator-resources/teachers/). When you do come in person, 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. 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.