Diseases and Decisions: The Current Science on Emerging Threats Exhibition

September 30th, 2005 - August 31st, 2010 | PROJECT

The Marian Koshland Science Museum will produce a 1,500-square-foot exhibit on infectious disease aimed at a teen and adult audience. The exhibit will focus on three concepts: (1) How infectious disease affects individuals, society, and the environment; (2) What actions can be taken to modify the impact of infectious disease; and (3) What benefits and consequences there are to both action and inaction. These concepts will be explained using interactive displays, with emphasis on the use of current science and science-based decision support tools. The Koshland will develop public programs, educational materials aimed at grades 7-12, hands-on science activities, and audio and video guides to support the exhibit. An exhibit on infectious disease is relevant because of the continuing burden and increasing threat of disease worldwide. A greater understanding of recent scientific advances will help the public make decisions about their health and the health of their community.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Erika Shugart, Principal Investigator, Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
Nagla Fetouh, Contact, Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences


Funding Source: NIH
Award Number: R25RR022705


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Health and medicine
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits