Events

 

SEPA - Science Education Partnership Aware

 

Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

 

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Bitten! Bloodsuckers and Climate

Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Free admission

 

Emerging infections are regularly in the news. Come learn about the influence of climate—particularly temperature and precipitation—on the transmission of insect-borne diseases. Even slight elevations in temperature can increase mosquito numbers and speed up the mosquito life cycle. Southern states have reported outbreaks of “neglected tropical diseases” such as dengue fever and Chagas disease, which many people associate only with developing countries.

 

The Yale Peabody Museum is partnering with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station to spread the word about the causes and prevention of these infectious diseases. Join us for an informative and engaging program for the whole family that includes crafts, live mosquito larvae, and hands-on science.