Dirty Parenting? Exploring good germs and bad germs in your child’s microbiome | Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

How do microbes get into and out of your body? Which bits of your body provide the best habitat for microbes? Are these microbes good for you, bad for you, or completely indifferent to you? How can we encourage the ‘good’ germs and discourage or get rid of the ‘bad’ ones? Create a body map of your child and explore your understanding of how microbes in our internal environment play a key role in our health, in this fascinating, hands-on activity. The activity takes 20-30 minutes to complete.

Suitable for families with children 4-10 (older siblings are welcome to participate).

This is a drop-in activity – just turn up!

This event will be led by Dr Beth Greenhough, Dr Maaret Jokela-Pansini and Professor Jamie Lorimer, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford