March Mammal Madness

March Mammal Madness

February 25th

Move over basketball, the real bracket to watch in March involves our furry friends across the planet! We’re teaming up with March Mammal Madness on February 25th for the all-day March Madness Festival, leading up to the big month of competition. There are no camera spots for these events, tune in live on YouTube with your classes and send in your questions via the live chats.

To celebrate the 10th Annual March Mammal Madness Tournament in 2022, the folks at MMM Headquarters are having an all-day March Mammal Madness Festival. Join our team of scientists and artists for a series of panels celebrating animal behavior, genetics and the tree of life, paleontology, art and design, and hilarious discussions of the history of the tournament. Designed for the classroom, the MMM team will discuss career paths to wildlife biologist, animal behaviorist, paleontologist, geneticist, and scientific illustrator and along the way students can learn useful info about the 2022 combatants, their adaptations and their environments. Mark your calendar for the March Mammal Madness Festival February 25th, bookmark the Arizona State University Library Guide for March Mammal Madness, and follow @2022MMMletsgo on Twitter!

Virtual Education Programs

All Event Times Listed in Eastern

February 25th @ 8:00am eastern

Join us for a March Mammal Madness retrospective spectacular as we discuss animal traits, environments, and human impacts that have made a big difference in past MMM battles. First-time MMM players and long-time MMM aficionados will appreciate the science and humor as Lara, Melissa, Katie, and Marc reminisce about previous tournaments, provide pro-tips for picking your winner, and answer questions about what’s in store for combatants in 2022!

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February 25th @ 9:00am eastern

Join us as panelists discuss the WILD evidence-based animal “action” in March Mammal Madness. Learn how to become an animal behaviorist and the ins & outs of conducting animal observations. First-time MMM players and long-time MMM aficionados will appreciate the science and humor as Asia, Anne, Mauna, and Patrice discuss their most amazing experiences tracking, camera-trapping, and observing wild animals around the world.

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February 25th @ 10:00am eastern

Join us as panelists discuss the genetics, genomics, and phylogenies that connect all biological life! First-time MMM players and long-time MMM aficionados will laugh and learn as Anne, Jessica, Elinor, and Eduardo discuss ancient DNA, dire wolves, our extinct relatives, and studying genetics among wild animals living today and tens of thousands of years ago!

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February 25th @ 11:00am eastern

Join us to learn about how to bring science and art together in the fields of scientific illustration and graphic design. Here Charon and Will talk about how they artistically trained and scientifically prepare to bring their skills and talent to March Mammal Madness. Make sure you ask about drawing fossils, circus sideshows and flying robotics. Bring a pencil & paper too!

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February 25th @ 1:00pm eastern

Join us as panelists describe some of the incredible fossil mammals to have roamed the earth and “battled” in March Mammal Madness. First-time MMM players and long-time MMM aficionados will appreciate the laughter and learning as Kristi, Yara, Marc, and Brian talk about their most amazing experiences studying fossil animals at field sites, museums, and universities!

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February 25th @ 2:00pm eastern

Join us as panelists discuss the WILD evidence-based animal “action” in March Mammal Madness. Learn how to become an animal behaviorist and the ins & outs of conducting animal observations. First-time MMM players and long-time MMM aficionados will appreciate the science and humor as Asia, Lara, Katie, and Alyson discuss their most amazing experiences tracking, camera-trapping, and observing animals around the world.

Register: https://forms.gle/sRbAnj37gBerEBGr8

February 25th @ 3:00pm eastern

Join us for a March Mammal Madness retrospective spectacular as we discuss animal traits, environments, and human impacts that have made a big difference in past MMM battles. First-time MMM players and long-time MMM aficionados will appreciate the science and humor as Anali, Charon, Kristi, and Katie reminisce about previous tournaments, provide pro-tips for picking your winner, and answer questions about what’s in store for combatants in 2022.

Register: https://forms.gle/sRbAnj37gBerEBGr8

All events will be recorded for later viewing