Canadian Museum of Nature

Explore nature in the field, in the lab, and behind the scenes with researchers from Canada’s national museum of natural history and natural sciences. This series of videos on timely subjects connects nature’s past, present and future.

Episodes

Canadian Museum of Nature Stéphanie Tessier on reptiles and amphibians

Stéphanie Tessier is a collections manager at the Canadian Museum of Nature. She describes her job, her interest in reptiles and amphibians, and the steps she took towards her career in science. English dubbing and subtitles.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Judith Price: Nature Talks about parasites

Join an intimate conversation with collections manager and biologist Judith Price as she discusses the weird and wonderful world of parasites, separating facts from theories and hopes. In English with French subtitles
  • 2014
  • 00:24:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Kathy Conlan, marine biologist researching marine life on Antarctic ocean floor (short version)

Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who studies creatures that live on the ocean floor. She tells us about the impact of pollution on this biodiversity in Antarctica, observed while diving under the ice!
  • 2010
  • 00:01:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Kathy Conlan, marine biologist researching marine life on Antarctic ocean floor (long version)

Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who studies creatures that live on the ocean floor. She tells us about the impact of pollution on this biodiversity in Antarctica, observed while diving under the ice!
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Lynn Gillespie, botanist sharing knowledge of plants

Sharing knowledge with youth is an important part of a scientist’s job. Lynn Gillespie, Head of Botany at the Canadian Museum of Nature, joins the Students on Ice expedition and shares her interest in studying plants.
  • 2011
  • 00:04:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature Jennifer Doubt: Discovering Arctic plants

Canadian Museum of Nature Curator of Botany Jennifer Doubt joins Students on Ice, collects plants from the field and learns about traditional knowledge from elders.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/19/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

  • Discovering Arctic plants

Canadian Museum of Nature Puijila, the “walking” seal

A Canadian Museum of Nature scientist discovers evolutionary evidence of a mammal transforming to “return” to the sea. An amazing fossil from the Arctic of 20 million years ago, Puijila darwini is a land animal that links to the origin of seals.
  • 2009
  • 00:04:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Puijila, the “walking” seal

Canadian Museum of Nature Clues to climate change in Arctic lakes and rivers

Biologist and diatom expert Paul Hamilton finds clues about climate change by studying tiny life forms in the Arctic’s lakes and rivers. Hamilton talks about his work examining microscopic life in the Arctic.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Clues to climate change in Arctic lakes and rivers

Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago

Fossil sites in the Arctic from about 50 million years ago provide a glimpse of life that evolved in the tropical forest under extreme greenhouse conditions. The Arctic was a warm, wet, swampy, forested place 50 million years ago. Ellesmere Island is a key fossil site in Canada's High Arctic, where the remains of unique mammal species can tell us ...
  • 2011
  • 00:03:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Women in Science: At the Heart of Nature

  • Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago

Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossils

Giant beavers and an Arctic forest? Curator Kieran Shepherd describes some of the surprising fossil finds in Canada’s Arctic and the work required to find them.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Arctic fossils