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May Newsletter

Hello educators,

Happy teacher appreciation month! We cannot overstate how much we appreciate all you do for your students and community. You all ROCK!!!

The countdown to the end of the school year has begun. Check out our resources for virtual field trips students can take in class during these last few weeks of school or during summer break.


Citizen Science

Fall citizen science sign-ups have officially opened! Students learn about mosquitoes and take actions to contribute to public health mosquito surveillance. Get your class(es) on our list before spots run out!

Images of students participating in our citizen science programs.

Mosquito Intelligence Academy (MIA)

Kindergarten students enjoyed learning from our “Mosquito Loteria” and “Match the Source” game. They demonstrated a 433% change from their pre-assessment to their post-assessment. 🤯🥳

Image of Match the Source game during our classroom visit.

The mosquito discovery display with live mosquitoes and a mosquito fish was also a huge hit!

Image of the Mosquito Discovery Display during our classroom visit.


Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

Check out their virtual tours and self-guided lessons. Lesson plans available!

Los Angeles Zoo

The LA Zoo has great resources for educators. Join in on a live webinar or check out their virtual field trips in English or Español.

The Virtual Field

Check out videos live from the field sharing researchers’ experiences or watch pre-recorded videos in specific habitats. Some videos have accompanying educational resources for students.


Truth or Myth?

Mosquitoes can pass on diseases to pets.

This is True! Certain Aedes mosquitoes transmit a roundworm that lives in the hearts of dogs and cats. Talk to your pet’s veterinarian about preventative measures you can take to keep your furry friend heartworm-free.

Wear a repellent with one of the 4 CDC-recommended active ingredients (Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, DEET, Picaridin, or IR3535) before heading out for a stroll with your pup.


Submit your own mosquito or mosquito-borne disease related question!

Want to submit your own mosquito or mosquito-borne disease related question?

We will answer submitted questions in future newsletters!

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