Pandemic game

If you enjoy computer games, and public health at the same time, you may want to try the game “Pandemic“. Take note, though, you are going to be the bad guy, not the good guy. The goal is to create a pandemic to infect the whole world. In creating your bug, you will learn a little about the interplay of symptoms, routes of transmission, lethality and virulence, mutation, and even public health response. Make your bug a little too lethal and the world will scramble to create a vaccine. Maybe your bug will outsmart it and mutate.  Make it waterborne, and soon countries will use bottled water. Highly transmissible-that’s nice, but watch countries start to close their borders. So, a sneaky rodent is your chosen route of transmission-you might get away with it for awhile, but soon, here comes the exterminators. The more damage you do, the more points you get to buy more “goodies” for your germ.  I managed to get most of the world infected at one point, without killing anyone. Now that was fun!


Very cool environmental website

Dreaming of a greener future without pollution (at least without as much pollution)? Check out this website, the Plan for Tomorrow’s Megacity. Read about cool engineering ideas, see ten of the dirtiest cities in the world (I think they missed some), and see if you are doing one of the “five ways you’re killing the planet”. Guilty-not saying which one. Ok, maybe guilty of more than one. You can play a game where you are a denizen of a future green megacity. My son used this website for a school project-it’s fun for adults, too!

Why is Child Nutrition Important? Jump on Board for Healthier Primary & Secondary Students at the Norfolk Public Schools

This presentation focuses on efforts to motivate the Norfolk Public School System, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Board of Education, and the Child Nutritional Services to share the responsibility to improve the nutritional environment within the primary and secondary schools with the parents, students, and other community sponsors and to highlight the importance of nutrition. This presentation is directed to the parents and students of Norfolk Public schools.

Please click here to view presentation APP9Meggett-SowellD . I hope that the information is helpful. If you have any questions, or care to leave a comment, please do so, below. Thank you.