Video Webinars – Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World
The global spread of COVID-19 has caused dramatic changes in our daily lives and left many wondering, "How did we get here?" and "How can we do better?" The exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World explores the factors that increase the risk that new diseases will emerge and provides an intellectual framework for understanding how viruses can spill over from animals and become a global pandemic. In conjunction with the exhibition, we are hosting programs to help put COVID-19 into context.
Shared Planet, Shared Health
Our virtual "Shared Planet, Shared Health" programs spotlight leading research on the interconnection between humans, nonhuman animals, plants, and their shared environment.
These programs feature a presentation by an expert followed by an audience Q&A session moderated by Ashley Peery, educator for the Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
- April 12, 2023: Lights Out: the Effects of Light Pollution on Bird Health
(click the links to go to the videos)
October 12, 2022: Monkeypox: Old Foe, New Movements
- November 9, 2022: Superbugs, Antimicrobial Resistance, the Environment, and You
- December 14, 2022: Ferrets Back from the Brink
- Wednesday, March 8, 2023: Healthy Bats, Healthy Horses, Healthy Humans (video coming soon)