The Map of Life

The Map of Life is a new, free, online resource about convergent evolution. Based out of Cambridge University, this resource is for CEGEP- and university-level students.

Invasive species

Learn about aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system with this presentation for students in upper elementary and secondary school.

Dr. Anthony Ricciardi, Associate Professor at the Redpath Museum, and his students are studying invasive species in the St. Lawrence. Learn how zebra and quagga mussels, bloody red mysid shrimp, and the round goby are changing our local river ecosystem in these videos from the Montreal Gazette and the American Museum of Natural History:


Seahorses capture the imagination of young and old alike. Learn all about these amazing fish in this presentation for pre-school and elementary students.

Vertebrate evolution

Explore the evolution of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals in this presentation for students in secondary school.

​It's Greek to me!

From amphi- to zyg-, this booklet explains many of the Greek and Latin words that make up scientific names and terms. Taken from the McGill Herpetology 327 course pack and used with permision from the author, this is for Science teachers and students in secondary and post-secondary schools.


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The Redpath Museum's teaching resources are made possible by funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's PromoScience program.

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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