Mate if You Can
It’s called “Mate if you can!” and it’s a game where groups of four students play the role of a male spider trying to find a mate.

While they are wandering around campus in search of mates, they encounter resources they need to gather (in the form of flies and crickets) and predators they need to avoid (although the predators remain hidden).

What this game teaches students is that the right survival and mating strategy is strongly linked to the context in which an individual finds themselves and the earlier developmental decisions they are forced to make; an understanding that is guided by my evolutionary research.

This requires students to think about their strengths and weaknesses and how they interact with their environment.

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