Post-16: Planning an expedition

2. Before your visit: Choose what to study

Malaria and leishmaniasis are diseases that are spread by insects.

Decide whether your expedition will focus on malaria or leishmaniasis. The information is easier to find if you choose malaria. For leishmaniasis you may have to work a little harder to find out what you need.

Each of the tabs below asks questions that will help you find out more, with suggested links for your research.

Task: discuss with your class who has heard of these diseases already and discuss what you know.

Leishmaniasis

To prepare yourself, use the links below to answer the following questions:

  • Which countries is leishmaniasis found in?
  • How is it spread?
  • Which parasite is involved?
  • How common is leishmaniasis?
  • Where are Museum researchers involved in a project about leishmaniasis?
Useful links

Next step: Cocoon information

Malaria

To prepare yourself, use the links below to answer the following questions:

  • Where is malaria found?
  • How is malaria spread?
  • Which parasite is involved?
  • How common is malaria?
  • What are Museum researchers doing to help?
  • Why are researchers looking at DNA?
Useful links

Next step: Cocoon information

School bookings

Book all school activities in advance on +44 (0)20 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00 during term time and 10.00-13.00 in the holidays.

Darwin Centre links