Global Health

Whether we see it or not, humans are intimately connected to the natural world around us, and our globalized world further connects all humans on Earth. It is because of these connections that nature and humans can impact one another, why our actions and choices can have global consequences, and why the health of ecosystems and the animals within them directly impacts human health. This story explores the work of our WCS Health team and the One World - One Health initiative. Engage students with a global awareness, an understanding of how diseases spread in wild populations and from wildlife to humans, as well as some of the actions we can take at home to make a difference in global health.

Connecting Conservation to the Classroom

Hear from a WCS educator on how we can connect students to Global Health.

Standards and Glossary • English | Español | Française

Nature Near and Far

Are humans part of nature? Explore your connections to people and places around the world in order to support a healthy, interconnected world.

Lesson Plan • English | Español | Française

Spillover Game

Explore this game to understand infection or pathogen transmission in changing animal populations, and what might cause animal populations to shrink or be threatened.

Lesson Plan • English | Español | Française

Healthy World Conservation Action Plan

Small choices we make can reduce the impact that humans have on the environment, creating a healthier world for wildlife and a healthier world for humans. Choose a conservation action and create a comic strip that advocates for other people to make the same conservation choice.

Lesson Plan • English | Español | Française

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