Epidemiology at Green Street

On March 9th, two Yale research scientists, Kristen Murfin and Kellie Jurado, came to the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center to teach a workshop for the AfterSchool program. Middletown schools had a half day, so the kids spent all afternoon working with the scientists. First, they watched a presentation about what epidemiologists do and learned about microbes.
Then, they did an experiment to learn just how quickly disease can spread— and how they could prevent the transmission of common colds and flu. It was definitely a fun and learning-filled afternoon!


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.