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Animals in the Winter!

What do animals do in the winter? The Redpath museum wants to answer that question!

Each week learn more on the Canadian and Québec fauna. Catch them the day of their release on Facebook or Instagram on the day of their release...or see them here! 


PDF icon Muskox in the Winter

Polar bears

PDF icon Polar bears in the Winter


Virtual Tours!

By popular demand, we are repeating the Virtual Tours originally presented during Homecoming... And new ones too!






Archives of Tuesday Livestreams

Student Research - Alexandre Demers-Potvin and Anthony Smith

Join Alexandre Demers-Potvin and Anthony Smith, PhD candidates from the Larsson Lab at the Redpath Museum to know more on their research:

Of Birds and Bones : Evolving research in the Larsson Lab


Student Research - Kirsten Crandall

Join Kirsten Crandall, joint PhD candidate from the Millien Lab at the Redpath Museum, the Department of Biology and from the J.Kerr Lab at The University of Ottawa to know more on her research:

Being Tick Aware : How Mammals and Ticks are Spreading Disease in Canada

Image by Kirsten Crandall.

Student Research - Jessica Ford

Jessica Ford is a PhD Candidate in the Green lab at the Redpath Museum at McGill University. Jessica is a strong proponent of inclusion in STEMM and science outreach, and wrote a colouring and activity book for kids about women and underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. 

A tiny fowler's toadlet, ready for release!

Jessica studies the ecological consequences of amphibian loss using toad tadpoles in tanks that mimic natural ponds. Jessica also raises these toads for release, using methods she developed to ensure high survivorship, as the Fowler's toads that she works with are endangered in Canada. She examines the differences between tanks that have tadpoles, and those that do not, to see how environments change when they lose tadpoles. So far, she has noticed changes in the amount of algae in tanks with tadpoles, and changes in the biodiversity of zooplankton (little animals that float around in the water) present. Her research shows how important these little, overlooked animals are! 

Student Research - Victoria Marie Glynn

Victoria Marie Glynn is a PhD student in Dr. Rowan Barrett’s lab in McGill University’s Redpath Museum, and a Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellow (Panama) in Dr. David Kline’s lab. She is interested in unraveling how corals’ partnership with microorganisms has assisted corals to evolve and persist under climate change. Her work speaks more broadly to the strategies organisms can take to cope with stressful environmental conditions, as shown in her infographic. Her research is cutting-edge, as it aims to synergistically address all four adaptations strategies, and highlight one of the least studied, which is changes in microorganism associations. Besides conducting research, Victoria is also passionate about creating illustrations and figures to convey her research to the general public.

Image by Victoria M. Glynn.

To cope with environmental change, organisms can (1) disperse to more hospitable environments, (2) change their physiology, or (3) undergo genetic change. Yet, in recent years, partnerships with microorganisms have been proposed as another strategy. In corals, we believe that only a combination of all four strategies will allow these biodiversity hotspots to survive under increasingly warm and acidic oceans.


July 21, 2020 - Dino-Talk with Rebeca and Dr.Hans Larsson

July 7, 2020 - Land of Dinosaurs with Rebeca

June 22, 2020 - Minerals and Crystals with Rebeca

June 9, 2020 - Part 2 of Bees with Rebeca

May 26, 2020 - Bees with Rebeca

May 12, 2020 - Tadpoles with Jessica Ford

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