Dr. Smith wrote about the event today at ScienceBlogs: "Using zombies to teach science":
Why zombies? Obviously they’re a hot topic right now, particularly with the ascendance of The Walking Dead. They’re all over ComicCon.
I can admit that I have a affinity for most things zombie. Walking Dead, check. World War Z, check. 28 Days Later, yup. I can even wrap my head around the first three Resident Evil movies just because there are zombies. I think the ideas and stories behind them are filled with more intrigue and play with our thoughts better than vampires. All that being said, the fact that doctors in Iowa are using it as a learning device to draw kids into science is great. They are making the all important connection between real-world (cultural) and education/science. Well done.
- The Zombie Graph (storiesbywilliams.com)
- Using zombies to teach science [Aetiology] (scienceblogs.com)
- Weirdest Idea to Save Detroit Yet: Zombies (theatlanticcities.com)
- 100 Best Things in Pop Culture: #80 The Zombie Apocalypse (eonline.com)
- Zombies could be legal nightmare (yumasun.com)