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Squirrel Pox - An Educational Game for High School Ecology or Epidemiology Students

Author Information

  • Name: Anecia Gentles
  • Position and Institution: PhD Student, University of Georgia
  • Contact: gentles[at]
  • Year contributed: 2022


  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Georgia Standards of Excellence: 5B5, SEV5, SEPI2, SEPI3, S3L1


Students will learn about how the introduction of gray squirrels devastated native red squirrel populations through disease and resource competition in the United Kingdom. Students will learn how to use interactions from the game to create a social network, and to connect this example to other lessons about invasive species.


  • pathogens
  • disease
  • ecology
  • epidemiology
  • networks


georgia/squirrel_pox_-_an_educational_game_for_high_school_ecology_or_epidemiology_students.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/09 16:43 by georgia