March Mammal Madness is an annual scientific outreach tournament consisting of simulated combat competition among animals, informed by scientific literature and communicated through creative storytelling and art. This collection consists of related publications, presentation, and educational materials. Accompanying data is available in the March Mammal Madness Dataverse, and official tournament information at the March Mammal Madness Library Guide.

 

Image attribution: (A) cheetah by Charon Henning; (B) Tag Team Mutualists warthog and mongoose by Mary Casillas; (C) Thylacine by Olivia Pellicer; (D) red squirrel by Charon Henning; (E) honey badger by Charon Henning; (F) moose by Valeria Pellicer; (G) spotted hyena by Charon Henning; (H) coyote by Mary Cassilas; (I) Andrewsarchus mongoliensis by Charon Henning.   

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Integrative Approaches to Dispersing Science: A Case Study of March Mammal Madness

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Public engagement is increasingly viewed as an important pillar of scientific scholarship. For early career and established scholars, however, navigating the mosaic landscape of public education and science communication, noted for rapid “ecological” succession, can be daunting. Moreover, academics are

Public engagement is increasingly viewed as an important pillar of scientific scholarship. For early career and established scholars, however, navigating the mosaic landscape of public education and science communication, noted for rapid “ecological” succession, can be daunting. Moreover, academics are characterized by diverse skills, motivations, values, positionalities, and temperaments that may differentially incline individuals to particular public translation activities.

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2021

Example Play by Plays for the March Mammal Madness Tournament

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Selected narrations, or Play by Plays, to illustrate how matches in the annual March Mammal Madness Tournament are conducted and communicated. Referenced in “March Mammal Madness and the Power of Narrative in Science Outreach” (full citation coming and will link to KEEP record once created).

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2018MMM: Berlin Boar vs Bobcat

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Narration of the Urban Jungle Round 2 encounter between #3 Berlin Boar and #6 Bobcat, by Katie Hinde, Jessica Light, Mauna Dasari, and Anne W. Hilborn

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2018