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Teen Science Cafe: Furry Friend or Perilous Pest? Exploring the Connection Between Wildlife and Human Health
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM-12:00 PMFree
FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Registration required. REGISTER HERE
Mosquitos and malaria, chickens and chagas disease, raccoons and rabies, rainfall runoff and waterborne disease, chimpanzees and HIV, colony collapse and bees– we’re all connected, people, animals, the environment. Learn how scientists track Patient Zero–the case at the center of a disease outbreak; and discover the links between humans, wildlife and environmental health in this teen cafe on One Health, the science that works at the crossroads of human medicine and public health, veterinary medicine and environmental science to improve and defend the health of all species for a healthier planet. Join us as we reach across disciplines, species and boundaries to solve 21st century health challenges from staph infections in humans and companion animals to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. It’s your world, learn more about how to protect it in this hands-on teen cafe that explores the rapidly growing field of One Health!
One World – One Medicine – One Health
“Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines–nor should there be.”
–Rudolf Virchow, MD (father of cellular pathology)
–Sharon L. Deem, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACZM, Director, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo
At a Teen Science Cafe, teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting. Teen Science Cafe is presented and powered by Junior Academy of Science members.