Learn about species at risk

The Royal B.C. Museum’s free Species at Risk travelling exhibit is in Qualicum Beach next Thursday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A travelling exhibit from the Royal B.C. Museum will be in Qualicum Beach on June 23 to educate people about some of the province’s 1

The Qualicum Beach museum invites everyone out for a free display and hands-on demonstration from the Royal B.C. Museum.

The exhibit and interpreters will spend the summer travelling back and forth across the province “to discuss what B.C. could lose if we don’t make big changes to our relationship with the natural world,” according to their website.

“B.C. is known for its spectacular nature but there is little awareness of the many species under threat,” it says, the exhibit “looks at why certain species are at risk, what their loss could mean and how you can help.”

According to the museum more than 1,500 of the provinces estimated 50,000 plant and animal species are at risk.

“The travelling exhibition is housed in an inventively re-made trailer and accompanied by skilled and personable interpreters from the Royal B.C. Museum and the Robert Bateman Centre,” the website says.

“Species at Risk is a fun and illuminating mobile museum for summer camps, community museums and other partners throughout the province.”

The prestigious Victoria museum’s Species at Risk travelling exhibit will be at the Qualicum Beach Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Thursday, June 23.

For more information visit royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/speciesatrisk/ or look them up on Facebook.

Just Posted

Stan Chong, brother to legendary comedian Tommy, dies at age 82

Parksville resident loved family, scuba diving and umpiring

Development, taxes and 222 Corfield discussed at Parksville all candidates meeting

All candidates met on Oct. 11 to answer the public’s questions before the Oct. 20 election

Inspiring Qualicum Beach teacher suddenly passes away

English teacher and counsellor Carol Myhre remembered as ‘source of joy’: superintendent

Qualicum district students to develop experiments that could head into space

Youngsters compete to have designs reach International Space Station

Rick Mercer says pot is ‘excruciatingly boring’

Comedian hopes Canadians will move onto something else once marijuana is legalized

2 charged for feeding B.C. bear Tim Horton’s timbits

Court documents show that Randy Scott and Megan Hiltz have both been charged with feeding or attempting to feed dangerous wildlife.

Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set for parole bid after 25 years in prison

Bernardo’s parole hearing at the Bath Institution is expected to attract numerous observers

Feds aiming to select preferred design for $60B warships by end of month

Defence insiders say the government wants to select a design by the end of the month from among three options submitted by several of the largest defence and shipbuilding companies in the world.

B.C. city wants control over its cannabis advertising rules

Without a say, towns and cities risk Washington-State-style flood of advertising, proponent says

Defence cautions against mob justice in Calgary child neglect trial

Jennifer and Jeromie Clark of Calgary have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death

Feds eyeing options to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

Internal discussions have focused on an application-based process for speeding up pot pardons

Island pot smokers won’t be allowed to light up on the ski hill

Mount Washington maintains smoke-free policy in light of marijuana legalization

U.S. pot firms urge Trump to dominate North American marijuana industry

Cannabis producers claim the U.S. is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage to Canada

Most Read