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One Health Fair @ St. Louis Zoo

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One Health Fair @ St. Louis Zoo

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine in collaboration with Saint Louis University School of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine will sponsor the sixth annual “One Health” fair on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saint Louis Zoo.

One Health is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaboration and communication in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment—all in the interest of advancing the health of each, with an emphasis on prevention.

At the One Health Fair, visitors can earn a prize when they stop by stations where Zoo staff and local university students will explain the links between wildlife conservation and human health.

Stations include:

  • Climate change: Discover how changing climates are affecting the lives and health of animals and humans.
  • Water quality: Water quality and availability issues are of global concern for animal and human health. Learn how the Ozark hellbenders are both indicators of water quality and helpers in maintaining water quality in Missouri Rivers.
  • Pollinators and habitat loss: Learn how the loss of bumblebees, butterflies and bats impact pollination, which in turn impacts ecosystems and human health.
  • Palm oil and orangutans: Learn how heart healthy palm oil production threatens orangutan and human survival by habitat destruction, and how you can support responsible palm oil companies while still eating healthy.
  • Camel health in Kenya: Learn how climate change leads to livestock (camel) changes and without proper preventive measures may threaten both wildlife conservation and human public health.
  • Vultures: Learn how vulture population decline in many regions of the world leads to human health issues.
  • Plastic pollution: Learn how the abundance of plastic pollution is affecting animal, ecosystem and human health.
  • Nature benefits to human health: Spending time in nature or with animals has been proven to lower stress levels and decrease heart rates. Learn about the potential health benefits of visiting a zoo.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo and all One Health activities is free. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the One Health Fair activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit stlzoo.org/ConservationMedicine.

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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