RBCM@Home (Kids)

Learning about Leaves with Dr. Ken Marr

Everyone classifies objects into groups all the time, whether it is our clothing, toys, movies or books. But why do we do this? And how does it help us make sense of the world around us.  

During this session you will classify leaves that you collect from different plants around your yard or neighbourhood. Gently remove a single leaf from as many different plants as you can find prior to the session. Spread the leaves out on a table or counter during the session, and our Curator of Botany Dr. Ken Marr will help you decide how you would like to create groups. There is no right answer! What features are you considering as you do this? You will want to use all your senses (except taste!).

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is hosted by Chris O'Connor. 

What you'll need:

  • Paper
  • Something to draw with (pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
  • An assortment of different leaves, from your backyard or neighbourhood (20 or so in total)

Click on the link below to join Webinar


The Zoom Room has a capacity of 500 spots. If you are not able to access through Zoom, we will also be streaming on Facebook Live. Please visit the Royal BC Museum Facebook page.

If you missed past sessions, check out our RBCM @ Home (Kids) YouTube page.
RBCM @ Home (Kids) is like a museum playdate online. Visit with members of the museum staff who are working from home, along with families from across BC, as we make and learn together. Each session will have some kind of making activity, so get your paper and pencil crayons ready. RBCM @ Home(Kids) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit our calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with hands-on activities at home.

For adults and youth, check out RBCM @ Home. This program takes place on Tuesdays at 12pm and highlights members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home during the pandemic and discover how they do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they're working on now.

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Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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