Natural History of BCby Digital Field Trips
BC is vast, and the diversity of plants and animals that live in this part of the world is equally vast. This 30-minute tour of the natural history gallery at the Royal BC Museum will travel back in time to meet woolly mammoths and leap forward to examine how our landscapes will shift as a result of a changing climate. But mostly we’ll look at the weird and wild things living within our oceans, forests and even backyards.
Digital Field Trips are inquiry based and staff led. We can adapt Digital Field Trips for different grade ranges, home learners, or for adult, senior, community-group or post-secondary audiences.
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These Playlists include additional resources that accompany these Digital Field Trips. They are continuously being updated, so please check before and after your program for new resources.
Learning about native plants can connect us to the places we live. Studying First Peoples’ uses of plants can teach us which native berries are edible and which are not.View Pathway
Have you met the infamous Woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum? He greets visitors inside the entrance to the Natural History gallery. Woolly, as he is affectionately called by visitors and museum staff, is a replica of the largest animal to ever walk on this continent. Not everyone likes him. He has been known to frighten small children.…View Pathway
Educator Hannah Morales created this lesson that incorporates First Peoples principles of learning, science curriculum and birds. You can find lesson plan here
Educator Hannah Morales created this lesson about different Indigenous uses of plants native to the south coast of British Columbia. Seed Package Template
You can find lesson plan here
A walk through the natural history gallery
at the Royal BC Museum reveals the stunning diversity and complexity of life in British Columbia.