UBC Let's Talk Science strives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics literacy through the outreach efforts of members of the research community at the University of British Columbia. Our volunteers work with youth from elementary and secondary schools to ignite science excitement and share their knowledge with eager young minds.
Islands of Adaptation
Students discover how natural selection can drive adaptations based on habitats. Four types of Geney Birds, found on four separate islands, each have very unique beaks! Students simulate how each type of Geney bird retrieves food from the various islands, and how their adaptations affect how much they can eat!