Episode 306: Emerging Wildlife Diseases

Where do diseases come from? How are they spread? This episode examines a variety of emerging wildlife diseases, with an emphasis on the One Health concept. While some disease outbreaks may be “natural”, human behaviors and influences are adding additional pressure on wildlife and the landscape, and in the end, all of us – humans, wildlife, and the environment – are affected. Learn more about the field of emerging wildlife diseases and the continually evolving research on what those diseases tell us. 

Untamed Unfiltered

Join us for Untamed Unfiltered to take a deeper look inside each episode with some of the Center's Untamed producers and special guests. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with Dr. Camille Hopkins with the USGS, and our own Dr. Sarah Sirica. 

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For Classrooms

Take the learning experience for your classroom or student group one step further with our specialized activity packets. These interactive resources combine summative reading sheets with writing and critical thinking exercises related to the topics and themes covered in each Untamed episode. Each page is designed to be used individually or as a complete workbook,  making this activity packet perfect for educators looking to customize the lessons that can be learned from Untamed

Emerging Wildlife Diseases Activity Packet

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