Parasites – Life Undercover is a journey into the world of parasites. With real parasite specimens and spectacular objects, the exhibition illuminates how parasites have evolved over the course of evolution, why their adaptations and life cycles are so incredible, what influence they have on entire ecosystems, why they are extremely exciting objects for research and sometimes even medical helpers. But the exhibition also shows that man-made factors such as advancing climate change, globalization and growing megacities contribute to the spread of parasites as well as old and new diseases.
Parasites – Life Undercover digital
As a touring exhibition, Parasites – Life Undercover has travelled as far as Australia and has been visited by more than 1.5 million people. At the moment the exhibition is being set up again at our premises and as long as we are not able to open the museum, our exhibition curators have put together a selection of the most exciting stories and objects for you to experience the exhibition digitally.
What does mice-urine have to do with evolution? Why do head lice feel so comfortable in kindergartens? And can walking barefoot be dangerous?
Parasites – Live Talks
In order to be able to talk digitally about various topics related to parasites, the spread of pathogens, global health and our relationship with nature, there will be Live Talks from 20 April onwards. Current issues relating to the coronavirus and animal-to-human transmission will also be addressed.
How is the spread of parasites and contagious diseases related to climate change? Can pets transmit pathogens? When do pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 actually jump from animals to humans? And are parasites, viruses & Co. good for anything at all?
Each Live Talk features a scientist who talks about his or her research and answers your questions. More information will follow.
You can find an overview of other digital services here: #fürNatur digital.