What makes one individual fitter than another? Fitness is partly due to having a survival advantage—a beak allowing one bird better access to food than its neighbors, for example. In this lighthearted introduction to natural selection, Exploratorium scientist and educator Karen Kalumuck invites you to test your survival skills in a fun, full-body competition, where four teams of predator-volunteers compete for prey. Who will thrive and who will face extinction? Who's the fittest, and what does that really mean today? Join us and find out!
11:00–11:30 a.m., Skylight area
Live Webcast with Kids' Competition
Play a short game of predator-prey competition! Beak assignments take place at 10:50 a.m. Participants must be in second grade or higher and be able to stay to the end of the competition at 11:30 a.m. This game will be Webcast live and posted online at http://explo.tv.
1:15–1:45 p.m., Skylight area
Experience evolution in action in this fun, full-body competition. To become a predator, please arrive by 1:10 p.m. and plan on staying for a 30-minute game.
This competition is intended for teens and adults. If you can't crawl, don't worry—there are lots of ways to participate in the game. Note: this event will be video taped and may be posted online.
Official Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu/darwin
Added by ExplOratorium SF on February 5, 2009