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1 April 2011 A Role-Playing Exercise that Demonstrates the Process of Evolution by Natural Selection: Caching Squirrels in a World of Pilferers
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We introduce a strategic role-playing exercise that is based on the fact that the strategies animals use in storing food for periods of famine differ in the degree to which the cache is successfully relocated and defended from pilferers. This highly engaging board game offers high school and college students a clear understanding of the process of natural selection.
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Susan E. Riechert, Rachel N. Leander and Suzanne M. Lenhart "A Role-Playing Exercise that Demonstrates the Process of Evolution by Natural Selection: Caching Squirrels in a World of Pilferers," The American Biology Teacher 73(4), (1 April 2011). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.4.4
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