ROM Biodiversity

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.

 

What's New

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Wildlife Wonders will take inspiration for their art from the brand new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. ©Dhyey Shah (India) Golden Relic

Why are zebras striped, snakes smooth, and male lions maned? There's so much to learn from and discover about the wonders of wildlife! Be inspired by the incredible selection of animals we have on display and get up close with rarely seen specimens from our zoology collections. Then, take what you've learned and create masterpieces using the wonderful designs, colours, and textures found in the natural world!

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Using artwork, creative play, costumes, and real scientific specimens, you'll explore the animal kingdom as you scan the savannah for bison and antelope, or discover what’s lurking in your own neighbourhood.

The ROM is just full of all kinds of fascinating critters - from multi coloured fish to bustling beetles to giant squid. Learn about some of the wackiest animals on earth and why they act in such seemingly strange ways. Using artwork, creative play, costumes, and real scientific specimens, you'll explore the animal kingdom as you scan the savannah for bison and antelope, or discover what’s lurking in your own neighbourhood.

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A Drawing from Nature student shows off his biodiversity inspired sketch, during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Art Show last February.

Across cultures and throughout history, the natural world has been a source of endless artistic inspiration. Visit the ROM’s Asian, Egyptian, European, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and First Peoples galleries to discover how nature features in the art of these very different cultures.