For Ages 8-10
Day Thursday
Time 6:00-7:30pm
Session Jul 10
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw: A Field Guide to Imaginary Evolution

Taught By:
Kati Shanks
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Megan Gilson
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You’re probably already familiar with some of the ways animals adapt to their environments. When you see them in the park, you might notice that squirrels use their big fluffy tails to help them balance on skinny tree branches. But how do you think that squirrel would look if it had evolved on the moon instead of here on Earth? Would it use that same tail to propel itself through the low-gravity environment? Or would it have developed a special set of lungs to help it breathe?

In this workshop, we’ll learn about how animals evolve and we’ll think about how that might work in a setting a little more exotic than your local forest. You’ll create an imaginary setting, describing the features in this new environment, and figure out what kind of creature would have evolved to live there. Then we’ll dress up like these new and exciting animals to present our work to our fellow naturalists.

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