Citizen Science Programs

Saving lives through citizen science

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Vector Inspector Program (V.I.P.)

Grades K - 8

Students conduct inspections around their own homes to identify potential mosquito habitats and collect water samples that may be harboring the aquatic life stages of mosquitoes. 

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Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D.

(Growth Reduction &

Increased Detection)

Grades 3 - 8

Students clear their homes of any stagnant water and set traps to identify the presence of invasive Aedes mosquito eggs. 

GLOBE Observer: Mosquito Habitat Mapper

An app-based tool that will help you to document mosquito habitats and identify mosquito types. Download the app and create an account. The Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool guides will guide you through the observation process.

GLOBE Observer

Part of the GLOBE Program

Sponsored by: NASA

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Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites citizen scientists from around the world to participate in the Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge. This challenge combines Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover (two GLOBE Observer app tools) to document mosquito breeding habitats with photos.

GLOBE Observer

Part of the GLOBE Program

Sponsored by: NASA