Visit this interactive STEM exhibition to discover more about fight to eradicate five neglected parasitic tropical diseases.

Classes: S1–6, particularly relevant for Biology/Human Biology/Geography classes
Cost: Free
Dates available: 6 Dec 2019 – 19 Apr 2020

Timings: 10:30/11:30/12:30/13:30 (60 mins)

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Join the battle against five tropical diseases and the parasites that cause them in this interactive exhibition and discover how scientific research taking place in Scotland is leading the way in this field.

Malaria, Guinea Worm, Sleeping Sickness, Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis affect 1 in 18 people in the world. These five parasitic diseases are among a range which the World Health Organization is aiming to eliminate, some as soon as 2020.

Scottish institutions – the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of DundeeWellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh – are at the forefront of these efforts.

What will pupils do during the visit?

Your free teacher-led visit will allow your pupils to explore the exhibition for up to 60 minutes. Teachers notes accompanying the exhibition will be available from December 2019.

Looking for Teachers' events and free programme of activities? Visit our dedicated page.

Primary class? Find out more information here.

 

 


Parasites: Battle for Survival is presented in partnership with the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of DundeeWellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh.

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