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Teen SciCafe: Lyme From New York

Part of Teen SciCafe

Saturday, February 9, 2019

A close-up shot of a deer tick part of arachnid family with eight legs seen sitting on the palm of a hand. Courtesy of J. Flannery/Flickr 

Speaker: Dr. Maria Diuk-Wasser 

New York City isn’t famous for wilderness, but with dozens of parks and miles of urban greenways, the city’s unique ecology presents interesting challenges for any biodiversity specialist. Professor Maria Diuk-Wasser of Columbia University studies how human behavior and changes to our landscape influence human health and disease. With a particular focus on illnesses spread by ticks, find out how humans are encountering new health challenges, and how doctors are studying ecology to better understand challenging diseases like Lyme disease in our own backyard.

Audience:

Students 14 and over

(Adults 21 and over should RSVP for our monthly SciCafe events.)

Questions:

TeenSciCafe@amnh.org

Tickets and refreshments are free:

RSVP by February 7 to ensure a spot.

Teen SciCafe: Lyme from New York, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).