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March Mammal Madness

The official location for March Mammal Madness tournament information and resources! If you're learning, you're winning!

#2021MMM Bracket

Click to enlarge, or download the PDF of your choice below.

Bracket designed by MMM fan and Assistant Professor Will Nickley!

#2021MMM Tournament Information for Educators

Teachers - check out the link above for the educator materials, which include:

  • THE BRACKET (in English & Spanish
  • Pre-tournament RESEARCH lesson plan & worksheets for life sciences (in English & Spanish
  • Tournament OUTCOMES lesson plan & worksheets for life sciences (in English & Spanish)
  • Visual arts lesson plan (in English & Spanish)
  • Haiku lesson plan (in English & Spanish)
  • NEW (but can't give away secrets with specifics) Humanities lesson plan (in English)
  • Educator FAQ & Guidance on Adopting MMM with your learners

Additionally, we surveyed educators in 2018-2020 and we learned a lot about how March Mammal Madness is being used (Check out the article!). Based on those findings, we have updated the totally optional, 10-minute survey that allows us to systematically follow-up on some topics for refining MMM. Your input through these surveys allows us to continuously improve March Mammal Madness so thank you in advance for your participation. Fill out the survey for 2021!

If you'd like to share any tools or resources that you've created with the community, please submit them on this form! (feeds into Crowdsourced Link above)

Here is our sister site, Dr. Hinde's #2021MMM Tournament Page! Tournament information will be posted here as well as on that page.

#2021MMM Tournament Schedule

Date Event
Wed, Feb 10 Team members, rules, FAQ, Twitter Game Cross Promotion
Fri, Feb 12 Early Request form for Educators opens
Feb 15-19 Twitter Game species Reveals (details below!)
Sun Feb 21 Divisions Announced: Red, In Fur; Tricksy Taxonomy; Of Myths & Monsters; Sea Beasties
Mon Feb 22 Educator Materials distributed
Fri Feb 26 Bracket Release!
Mon March 8 at 8:00 PM ET Wild Card
Wed March 10 at 8:00 PM ET Round 1: Red, in Fur
Thurs March 11 at 8:00 PM ET Round 1: Tricksy Taxonomy
Mon March 15 at 8:00 PM ET Round 1: Sea Beasties
Wed March 17 at 8:00 PM ET Round 1: Of Myths and Monsters
Thurs March 18 at 8:00 PM ET Round 2: Red, in Fur and Tricksy Taxonomy
Mon March 22 at 8:00 PM ET Round 2: Sea Beasties and Of Myths and Monsters
Wed March 24 at 8:00 PM ET Sweet Sixteen
Thurs March 25 at 8:00 PM ET Elite Trait
Mon March 29 at 8:00 PM ET Final Roar
Wed March 31 at 8:00 PM ET CHAMPIONSHIP!

Elite Trait, Final Roar, and Championship Randomized Locales

Dwarf/Elfin Forest

Seagrass Meadow

Semi-Arid Desert

Freshwater Swamp Forest

February 15-19 - Twitter Game Reveals!

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