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Orcas are embedded in human culture, from the screen to aquariums, mass media has shown the world the beauty of this species and how human behavior controls their fate. There is so much more for us to learn about orca culture and what they need to survive.
Dive into the world of ancient deep-sea biodiversity hotspots called glass sponge reefs.
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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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…
Canada has for a long time stood as a bastion to immigrants, refugees and those seeking a new life; though their contributions to society were earnestly taken, the experience that many early Canadian immigrants had was quite tough. How have the traditions, cultures and knowledge of our immigrant populations been incorporated into Canadian society and…