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Teen Science Café: Zombies! A Lesson in Infectious Diseases and Disaster Preparedness

Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 1:00 PM-3:45 PM

THIS EVENT IS FULL

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Zombie Cafe

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Optional 3D virtual cadaver lab following the Cafe.

The Gateway Teen Science Café is a free, fun way for teens to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting.

Costume Contest: Come dressed as a zombie and win fabulous prizes!

Junior Academy Student members, as well as, middle and high school students are invited to the February Teen Science Cafe: Zombies! A Lesson in Infectious Diseases and Disaster Preparedness.

Zombies….the people eating, mindless undead. Zombies used to just be monsters in horror films, but now are beginning to appear (with a slow limp or fast mad-dash) in science fiction. How, you ask? In some movies, people are transforming into zombies by coming into contact with some sort of virus or disease. In these cases, the “zombie apocalypse” is actually considered to be an infectious disease disaster.

Infectious disease disasters are large-scale events that involve an infectious disease, and can result in a lot of illness and death. Examples include a bioterrorism attack, an outbreak of a new disease, or a pandemic. Bioterrorism and pandemics can start without our knowledge, and can be difficult to identify until after a lot of people are ill.

Luckily, there are habits that you can make part of your daily life and preventative measures you can take to prepare for these disasters. While they may not completely ensure your survival during a zombie apocalypse (or other wide-spread infections), these tips may make the difference between life, illness, and even death. During this cafe, Dr. Terri Rebmann will discuss methods of disease prevention and disaster preparation during our very own zombie apocalypse.

An optional cadaver lab follows the Cafe event 2:30-3:45. Students will experience a 3-D cadaver lab, watching a demonstration on a screen.

This event is free and open to middle and high school students. THIS EVENT IS FULL.

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Date:
Monday, February 18, 2013
Time:
1:00 PM-3:45 PM
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