By Emma Menzel / One Health Editor
As Halloween creeps around the corner, Delaware Valley University is preparing a much less scary celebration: One Health Week!
One Health Week is a time for the DelVal community to gather and discuss what we can do for ourselves, the environment, and animals. From October 30 through Nov. 4, students and faculty will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events across campus to learn more about what it means to be a part One Health.
Though all of the events for this year’s One Health Week are no-skips, here are 5 things that you definitely shouldn’t miss out on!
1. One Health Pledge Table: October 30th – November 3rd
Stop by the One Health Pledge Table throughout the week to stay updated on this week’s events and sign the One Health Pledge. Making a One Health Pledge means that you will make a small change in your life that benefits people, the environment, and/or animals. Whether that means using a reusable cup, attending a One Health seminar, or even just learning about what One Health has to offer. The One Health Pledge table can be found in Levin Dining Hall throughout the week from 11:00-1:00pm and at the Milkshake Social this Tuesday.
2. Milkshake Social: October 31st
Nothing brings people together like a nice milkshake! Gather around at the Krauskopf Memorial Library on October 31st from 1:00-4:00pm for a milkshake social, where you can sip on a sweet treat while making your One Health Pledge!
3. Wildlife Trade Exhibit, The Wildlife Society: November 3rd
The Wildlife Society is bringing back their Wildlife Trade exhibit on November 3rd! Learn all about wildlife trade and support The Wildlife Society from 9:00am-4:00pm in the Feldman lobby.
4. The Farm Bill Play, Drama Club: November 3rd
The Farm Bill by playwright Susan Dworkin is being presented by the Drama Club in the Life Sciences Building auditorium at 2:30 p.m. This one-act play discusses the politics of farming and follows Luana Barnes, a normal worker who manages to bring a huge bureaucracy to a screeching halt.
5. Mock Disease Outbreak: November 4th
One Health Week finishes off on Saturday with an event in which students can work with industry professionals in a mock disease outbreak scenario! Students and faculty are brought together to see how their majors would contribute to a real-world disease outbreak scenario. In previous years, students examined livestock, conducted research, created action plans, and so much more. This year’s event will be run from 8:30am-3:00pm in Mandell 114.
For more information on this year’s One Health Week events, visit the One Health page on http://www.delval.edu.