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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…

Orca Inquiry- Professional Development for Educators

Orca Inquiry- Professional Development for Educators

The Royal BC Museum and Ocean Networks Canada have teamed up to provide orca related resources and professional development sessions for educators. The resources within this playlist promote ocean literacy and demonstrate how we are all connected to the ocean and have a responsibility to protect it for the future. Through the species lens of…

Learning in Virtual Reality

Learning in Virtual Reality

Over the summer of 2020, ten Royal BC Museum youth volunteers took part in a study exploring the pedagogical possibilities of telling virtual reality-based stories using digital museum resources. These dedicated volunteers gathered and produced content, crafted descriptive text, and collaboratively completed two virtual reality tours – all in the midst of a global pandemic.…