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Glass Sponges
Dive into the world of ancient deep-sea biodiversity hotspots called glass sponge reefs.

BC’s Mountain Dinosaur
Almost 50 years ago a geologist found dinosaur fossils in northern BC. Today those fossils are in the Royal BC Museum collection. Curator of palaeontology Dr. Victoria Arbour studies those fossils. Find out about her exciting discoveries!

Hannah Maynard

Hannah Maynard

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Hannah Maynard was an early expert in experimental photography. In the mid-1800s, she started capturing portraits of Victoria’s early settlers and Indigenous communities. With explorations of multiple exposures and photo sculpting, she experimented with surrealism years before its time.

Simple Machines

Simple Machines

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Explore simple machines at the Royal BC Museum! Find examples of simple machines in the museum’s collections and galleries. If you can’t get here in person, you can find Royal BC Museum examples of simple machines here on the Learning Portal.

Great Bear Rainforest

Great Bear Rainforest

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For thousands of years, Indigenous people have shared the Great Bear Rainforest with wolves, eagles, sea otters, salmon and herring, as well as many other animals. It is the only home of BC’s provincial mammal, the Spirit Bear.

Alpine Plants

Alpine Plants

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British Columbia has high mountains. Lots of them. In fact, more than 12 per cent of the province is alpine tundra—land above the trees. The alpine tundra is a land of extremes. Trees can’t grow at such high elevations because of cold temperatures. The growing season is brief, and some areas are covered by snow…

Will Salmon be able to come back to Bowker Creek?

Will Salmon be able to come back to Bowker Creek?

By OBJ
We will be talking about what it will take for salmon to come back to Bowker Creek. As well as if salmon will be the right fit for Bowker Creek, and if they will be able to survive and spawn in Bowker Creek. We will also talk about what Bowker Creek has in common with…

Invasive Plant Species In Bowker Creek

Invasive Plant Species In Bowker Creek

By OB N
In this project I want to explore some of the invasive plant species in the Bowker Creek environment, and how they were first brought into the environment after the restoration of the creek.   

Dr. Tzu-I Chung

Chinese Legacy in BC

Dr. Tzu-I Chung
Dr. Tzu-I Chung explores how gold seekers from many parts of Europe, the Americas and Asia followed the gold trail around the world. The gold rush brought the first major settlement of Chinese people to Canada, and what would later become known as British Columbia.
Dr. Robb Bennett

Spiders of British Columbia

Dr. Robb Bennett
E-Fauna BC’s Spiders of British Columbia is authored by Royal BC Museum research associate Dr Robb Bennett. This Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia is an excellent resource to find out more about spider life in this province.