Don’t Miss Tonight’s One Health event: “On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden”

Learn more about other One Health Spring Seminars.

By Logan Boushell / Full360 Digital Producer

When I heard the words “One Health,” like many, I thought, “What on earth is One Health?”

To be honest, the best way to learn what One Health is all about is to simply attend one of the seminars at Delaware Valley University. You will see the concepts apply to majors and all interests. In fact, the next seminar – open to the public – is tonight, and you can attend through a Zoom link at 6 p.m.

This particular seminar is titled On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden featuring Elizabeth Hennessy who is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. What better way to learn about Darwin and Evolutionary theory than through tortoises. Click here to join on Zoom.

Past seminars have included healing through nature, wildlife trafficking and “how to have stuff without breaking the planet.” More on those presentations can be found on this website: Programs and educational seminars tackles issues of health, medicine, conservation, animal life, mental health and more.

Lead by Reg Hoyt, Associate Professor and Chair of the Animal Biotechnology and Conservation Department, One Health and its campus partners promote health and well-being across all departments at Delaware Valley University.

A more formal description of what One Health is described on their website describes as, “a multi-disciplinary approach that works locally, regionally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal well-being for people and society, the environment and plants, and animals. Together, the three major components make up the One Health triad, and the well-being of each is inextricably linked to the others in the triad.”

There are only four seminars left this semester and you do not want to miss a single one. So click here to see the schedule of remaining seminars of the 2023 Spring Semester.

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