ROM Biodiversity

Biodiversity means life.  It includes every living thing, from mosquitoes to rhinoceros to giant redwoods. Biodiversity also refers to the complex interactions among living things: it is the interconnected web of living systems, ranging from microscopic life on a single leaf of a tree to the ecosystem of a rain forest to the ecology of an immense region to the entire Planet. They are all their own systems. And they are all interconnected

ROM Biodiversity is a leading resource for understanding and conserving our natural world.

 

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Category: Event
A large bee collects nectar from bright pink flowers/

Can you tell the difference between native bees and honey bees? Come learn about the importance of native bees through story, science and crafts!

Category: Blog Post
a young boy carefully lets a spider crawl across his palms

Guest Blogger and 2014 Ontario Bioblitz Arachnid Taxon team leader Dr. Gergin Blagoev, Research Associate at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), tells us about finding double the expected number of spider species in the Humber River Watershed and shares a couple of the most interesting species that were found.

Category: Event
Climate change and habitat destruction are just two factors contributing to species extinction. Learn about species that are threatened or have disappeared because of human influence – some of them from our own back yard.

Members only. Event is now fully booked. There are no waiting list.

A talk and tour of the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity with a particular emphasis on three exciting new projects that all seek to celebrate and animate the ROM's 100th anniversary.