Are Bats Bad For You? Learning Fact From Fiction
Anna Sjodin, Ph.D candidate at University of Connecticut will be here to discuss her research on bats and patterns of disease in bat populations, along with discussing their notoriety for hosting deadly human diseases. By applying natural history and ecological theory to viruses, she works on understanding where and how these pathogens occur.
Anna’s passion for animals, conservation, and the outdoors (especially bats) came from her childhood and her love for Janell Cannon’s book Stellaluna. Learning more about bats during her undergraduate years inspired her to study the bat-human connection.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.