Biodiversity

Monthly Archive: December Biod

Ontario tables the "Invasive Species Act": What is it, and what role should natural history museums play?

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 10:13 , by Aaron Phillips
Photo of the ROM's Great Lakes display, featuring a Bald eagle, a Beaver, a Snapping turtle, and various other species

Why is this legislation important, and how can museums support it?

Hands On Family Day Weekend

Posted: February 15, 2014 - 07:58 , by Amanda Girgis
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A selection of touchable objects.

Enhance your visit this Family Day weekend at the interactive touch tables on Level 2

10 Birds You'll Love More Than Flappy Bird

Posted: February 14, 2014 - 09:07 , by Amanda Girgis
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FlappyBird

10 birds in the ROM's collection you'll love more than Flappy Bird.

When Objects Guide Our Pedagogy: An Introduction to Experiential Learning

Posted: January 30, 2014 - 14:31 , by Amanda Girgis

Experiential learning is a teaching method that allows learners to explore and examine objects that illustrate larger concepts.

Learning science through Hip Hop: Interview with Baba Brinkman

Posted: January 17, 2014 - 13:41 , by Amanda Girgis
Baba Brickman

Baba Brinkman’s music draws on both the art of rap and, the relevance of natural selection today.

Did you wake up with a bang this morning?

Posted: January 3, 2014 - 12:00 , by Katherine Dunnell
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You may not have been dreaming! The phenomenon is called cryoseism.

Ryan Farley: Thoughts on Conservation

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 09:34 , by Aaron Phillips
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Ryan Farley, the ROM's lead concierge, near a tiger in the biodiversity gallery

Ryan Farley, Lead Concierge at the ROM, shares his thoughts on how he, his team, and the ROM promote awareness of conservation.

Wildlife Photography: When Science Meets Art

Posted: November 15, 2013 - 16:03 , by Aaron Phillips
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A small, spotted tree frog rests on the zoom lense of camera.

PhD Candidate and ROM Biodiversity researcher Pedro Bernardo shares his feelings about wildlife photography.

Wildlife photography, Species at Risk in Ontario and what YOU can do to help

Posted: November 11, 2013 - 14:59 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Images of assorted species at risk from Ontario, including a Barn owl, a Monarch butterfly, a Lake Sturgeon, and a Fowler's toad.

The ROM partners with many organizations and individuals to promote awareness about, and to conserve, species at risk in Ontario.

Gone Fish'n at Ontario BioBlitz 2013

Posted: October 7, 2013 - 11:55 , by Mary Burridge
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Brook Silverside - A small silver fish in weedy water

ROM ichthyology staff led an enthusiastic team of 25 volunteers into the Rouge River on September 14th and 15thfor some serious fish collecting during the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz at Rouge Park