Charlie’s Playhouse is running a fantastic contest for children (under 12) that involves thinking about evolution.
In essence, pick an animal you like and an island with a different environment from the one your animal is used to living in… now, think about the evolutionary shifts that animal would undergo.
Now imagine that millions of years pass. How would the animal evolve to fit the environment on the island? Draw us a picture of your animal after it has evolved, and include the new environment if you can. Remember that there is no “right” answer, just your imagination and your understanding of how animals fit into their environments.
The deadline is November 15th.
There are prizes for the winners in the various age categories and you can see all the rules/details here!
If you’re an adult who wants to win an awesome prize, Neil deGrasse Tyson has a contest for you!
The rules are here and you must submit your video by this Sunday!
(And if you win, I *fully* expect you to take me as your guest.)