Outbreak: Fighting Diseases in a Changing World
FREE ticketed event
Due to the popularity of this program we're offering it again — this time with new experts!
What would you do if an Ebola outbreak were unfolding in your community? How would you prevent an outbreak of avian influenza from occurring? In this highly interactive program you will negotiate with your community on the strategies and resources needed for each of these realistic scenarios. Join us for a fun and interactive evening where YOU decide how your community handles these outbreaks.
How does this work? Experts on infectious diseases will provide an overview on Ebola and influenza before game play begins. Small groups will then work cooperatively to explore strategies of outbreak response and prevention for each scenario. Players will discuss the strategies and decide how to use the resources within their simulated communities. At the end of the game, experts will weigh in on how your strategies stack up against measures taken in actual outbreaks around the world.
This program is one of a series of programs related to the new exhibition, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, at the National Museum of Natural History.
The National Museum of Natural History is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences. Please contact 202-633-3611 or email NMNHAccessibility@si.edu for access services. To view and print a map with accessible entrances, curb cuts, designated parking, and more for Smithsonian facilities on the National Mall, please download the Accessibility Map here.
If you would like to have a sign language interpreter or real-time captioning (CART), you should call (202) 633-3611 or send an e-mail to NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. Please allow time to schedule the request by contacting the Accessibility Office at least 2 weeks prior to the program. We will do our best to accommodate last-minute requests.