Online learning programs to explore from home

Whether you’re checking curriculum info on your couch or tackling schoolwork on your tablet, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to explore BC’s natural history and human history.

While the Royal BC Museum was closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, we developed four new online programs to keep you engaged, help share ideas and build community among learners and educators alike:

Need help learning how to teach, especially in this challenging new environment? RBCM@Home (Office Hours) is online support just for educators (including parents at home!). Royal BC Museum learning staff will be on hand at each session to walk educators through the museum and archives’ online resources and answer questions. RBCM @ Home (Office Hours) may be particularly helpful for parents now teaching their children at home.

RBCM @ Home (Office Hours) takes place every second Monday and Friday. We’ll offer live support through Zoom and by phone during Office Hours. Starting back up Fall 2020. 

Young learners can enjoy an online museum playdate every Wednesday with our RBCM@Home (Kids) webinar. Kids and their families can visit with museum members who are working from home, along with other families from across BC, to learn and make together. RBCM @ Home (Kids) takes place every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.

Everyone’s invited to hang out (virtually) with museum curatorial and collections staff every Tuesday and Thursday with our RBCM@Home webinar.  RBCM @ Home features members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home. Participants will discover how these museum experts do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they're working on now. RBCM @ Home takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 pm.

Miss the great outdoors? Tag along on our RBCM@Outside webinars, a series of themed virtual fieldtrips to local destinations. Participants can follow along at home as museum staff lead them through outdoor spaces. RBCM @ Outside sessions take place every second Wednesday at 2 pm. 

Staff from the museum’s Learning team facilitate all of these online programs, steering the conversations, encouraging hard (and entertaining) questions and flagging themes for follow-up at subsequent sessions. 

The webinars will be streamed live on Zoom and on the museum’s Facebook page (facebook.com/RoyalBCMuseum).  Additionally, each session will be recorded and uploaded to the Royal BC Museum’s YouTube channel later that week at youtube.com/RoyalBCMuseum.

To join specific sessions, visit the event calendar at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/calendar.