OPERATION MOSQUITO G.R.I.D.
Growth Reduction & Increased Detection
Mobilizing citizen scientists to get mosquitoes off the grid
Recommended Grades to Participate: 3rd-8th grade
Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D. (Growth Reduction, Increased Detection) mobilizes young scientists to get mosquitoes off the grid. Participants will use a specialized mosquito lure to learn about Aedes mosquitoes, one of the deadliest groups of mosquitoes in the world! All supplies provided by SGVMVCD staff.
STUDENTS: YOUR OBJECTIVES
Clear the area around your home of all trapped water and remove all containers, wet or dry
Identify presence of invasive Aedes mosquitoes
Report evidence to Headquarters
Create your Agent File
Fall 2021 Deadline:
Steps 2 & 3:
Clear Your Yard of enemy hideouts
Submit a "before" photo and take samples of any trapped water.
Tip out the remaining trapped water, toss out all containers, and set the lure. Submit an "after" photo of your progress.
Step 4 & 5:
Submit Weekly Evidence of mosquito eggs in lure
Submit a weekly photo of the results of your mosquito egg lure.
Take Agent assessment for full credit
Tell us how you continue to reduce mosquitoes in your neighborhood.