What is an adaptation?
These changes or adaptations take many generations to develop — hundreds, thousands or even millions of years!
Adaptations are the result of natural selection. Natural selection works by allowing only the animals that are most fit to survive (“survival of the fittest”).
In this class, students will —
1. Learn how organisms in Florida’s many diverse habitats — from tiny macroinvertebrates to large mammals — have adapted, evolved and survived for millions of years.
2. Participate in many active hands-on, brains-on activities and two possible field trips.
3. Use new digital microscopes, binoculars and other exciting tools of scientific discovery.
4. Study some of nature's most intelligent creatures.
5. Learn about Charles Darwin and the exciting work that led to his Theory of Natural Selection.
6. Dabble in science fiction as they imagine and create human and non-human animals with adaptations that enable them to survive in a future world.