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CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Balancing the Scales

The term “eating disorders’ refers to a group of serious conditions in which an individual is so preoccupied with food and weight that they can focus on little else. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. We will discuss the physical effects, warning signs, and treatments for eating disorders, and how societal and cultural opinions of ‘beauty’ can trigger these destructive behaviors.

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BALTO: A History of Humans, Huskies & Health in Alaska

Why is this famous husky from Alaska found at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History? Join our historians for this heroic tale of dogs and mushers in Alaska from the 1925 Serum Run to the Iditarod of today. Discover facts about the disease diphtheria, and why the outbreak in Nome, Alaska is so famous. Experience how humans and huskies survive in harsh Arctic conditions today by trying on authentic Iditarod gear! Uncover the Cleveland connection to Balto and how he has become the “spokesdog” for this unique event in US history. Please note: A kit of materials will be sent to your facility for use during this program. Please allow a two-week lead time when booking and alert your main office about this delivery. You will also receive a return UPS label to return this kit to the Museum after your videoconference.

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Climate Change: Investigating Our Impact

There’s no debate during this program! Heat up the room as we challenge you to explore the connection between simple scientific principles and changes in temperature and weather that scientists refer to as “global climate change.” During this interactive investigation we will experiment with the phenomenon of the “greenhouse effect,” directly observe the relationship between visible and infrared light, illustrate several techniques used to gather climate data from the past, and detail how it is used to predict future changes. Please note: A kit of materials will be sent to your facility for use during this program. Please allow a two-week lead time when booking and alert your main office about this delivery. You will also receive a return UPS label to return this kit to the Museum after your videoconference.

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Macronutrients, Fad Diets and Energy Drinks

Learn the basics of proper fueling and hydration for a healthy daily routine. Find out about carbohydrates, proteins and fats as you calculate your macronutrient needs. Use this information to be an informed consumer and work your way through the marketing hype to uncover the facts about fad diets, supplements, energy drinks and fitness regimes. Free – Provider: Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

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Rocks and Minerals: It’s Not ‘Hard’ Science!

Are you losing your marbles when it comes to getting sedimentary participants interested in the rocks beneath their feet? Don’t sulphur alone…we’ll help you dig up an avalanche of appreciation for the original hard sciences…this overview of geology and mineralogy basics will whet your apatite for Earth Sciences with plenty of hands-on experience with real specimens from our collections. Is studying rocks fun? Of quartz it is! Please note: A necessary (and heavy) kit of specimens will be shipped to your facility for use during our program. When you are finished, please refer to our packing diagram to prep the kit for return to the Museum. There will be a return UPS label in the kit and zip-ties to secure the lid. Please allow a two-week lead time when booking and alert your school office about this delivery

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Stress Down

Stressed out? Recognize your biological reactions to stressful situations and learn techniques to manage your stress response. Distinguish the stress that you can and cannot control and use that information to lower the effects of stress on your body and mind.

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The Human RACE: One Species, Many Opinions

Throughout history, variation within the human species has been a source of community strength and personal identity. It has also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. Today, geneticists and anthropologists are proving that all humans share ancestry in Africa. In the light of these scientific breakthroughs, discuss with our Education team the idea that “[Racism] is not about how you look, it is about how people assign meaning to how you look.” (Robin G.D. Kelley, Historian) Participants will be asked to join in activities and discuss ideas that may challenge how they think about race and human variation.

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Under the Weather: Climate Change and Health

Think that “climate change” just means turning up the air conditioning? Think again – climatologists agree that the future might make you sweat…or worse. Join our Health Educators in this investigation of how an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events may affect many public health concerns: drought, urban heat islands, floods, air pollutants, infectious diseases, and nutrition, to name a few. You’ll be recruited by our Virtual Triage Team to view several short interviews with victims of our changing climate, and asked to help sleuth out the maladies that have been worsened by local conditions. What can be done to help patients who are truly “under the weather?”

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