Liz Crocker
Liz Crocker

Liz Crocker

I am a Learning Program Developer at the Royal BC Museum. Learn more about me here.


Historical Thinking Winter Institute 2019Staff Playlist

Historical Thinking Winter Institute 2019

This playlist collects Learning Portal resources to support sessions at the Historical Thinking Winter Institute at Royal BC Museum February 15 & 16, 2019. It also supports activities or lessons you can do back in the classroom or wherever you work, including primary sources from BC Archives and suggestions on how to investigate these sources…

Learning Portal on Chek TV!Staff Playlist

Learning Portal on Chek TV!

This short video is part of the Royal BC Museum This Week in History series on Chek TV. It was recorded in fall of 2018. It gives a brief overview of what the Learning Portal is about and some of the technologies we are using to improve your experience here on the Portal.

Indigenous Simple MachinesStaff Playlist

Indigenous Simple Machines

This playlist goes with the Simple Machines lesson plan by Hannah Morales. Find the lesson plan in the teach section of the Can You Dig it? pathway on the Learning Portal here.

Royal BC Museum Interventions for Change WorkshopStaff Playlist

Royal BC Museum Interventions for Change Workshop

This playlist was created to support workshop participants at the BC Museums Association Conference 2017. The session Interventions for Change explored intervention strategies scalable for museums of any size to be used in school programs or special events. Learn about an intervention with the Punjabi community at the Royal BC Museum here.       

From Insects to AbstractionStaff Playlist

From Insects to Abstraction

Looking closely at insects from the Royal BC Museum entomology collection, teacher Andrew Gibbs led his students in an art activity inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. Dive into this playlist for activity details and samples of student work. Andrew Gibbs father, Richard Gibbs worked at the museum as a taxidermist. Richard Gibbs with Woolly mammoth below.

Bats of British ColumbiaStaff Playlist

Bats of British Columbia

Studying bats is a great way to learn about mammals, adaptations and habitats. And you don't have to wait until night time. Check out E-Fauna BC for information about your local bats. Learn how to make a bat box for your house. Watch for bats on summer evenings, at dusk, near lakes and streams.


Antler Wedge in Use
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Illustration from the Royal BC Museum archaeology gallery of  antler wedges and a stone hand maul being used for woodworking. 

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This paddle is from the Royal BC Museum Ethnology collection. View the object in the collection here

Cowichan Spindle Whorl
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Ladder in Pit House
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Pole Raising
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Intervention Interview Questions
Use these questions to inspire and guide you when interviewing to learn more about your audience and help with program planning, hacks and interventions. 

Reynolds School 94 Calls to Action
Reynolds Secondary School, Royal BC Museum's 2016 partner school, created a gallery intervention with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the 94 Calls to Action. 

Reynolds School Intervention
Reynolds Secondary School was Royal BC Museum's partner school in 2016. Student work included interventions to interrupt permanent gallery narratives.   

Punjabi Intervention
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Members of the Punjabi community discuss the Becoming BC gallery at the Royal BC Museum, November 21, 2015

Feminist Hack
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Participants at a Royal BC Museum Feminist Hack noted that women are not currently included in the Becoming BC gallery. 

Bat Sounds
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Listen to what a Little Brown Bat sounds like on a bat (sonar) detector. Most bat vocalizations are too high pitched for human ears to hear. Bat detectors allow us to listen in on the sound world of bats (By Soundcloud contributor Bill Kraus).

Echolocation Video
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This stunning slow motion footage shows how bats use echolocation to find water. We know how bats echolocate to hunt insects, but this is the first study to show how they recognise large, flat objects like ponds (by Youtube contributor Nature Video).