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Summer: EcoHealth Educator Toolkit

EcoHealth Educator Toolkit shares resources to support science education and reduce mosquitoes in our homes and schools. This ensures that we provide excellent educational services to schools and families in the San Gabriel Valley.


Hello Educators,


Happy summer! We hope you are enjoying a rejuvenating summer. There are great opportunities to bring mosquito content in your classroom this upcoming fall. Find tips to prepare for pesky mosquitoes that are looking to join your class this fall and check out our engaging, hands-on programs below!


 

Protect yourself from mosquitoes: Educator Essentials for Mosquito Control



Checklist of items to inspect now around your classroom and school weekly.




Bite-free summer tips for staff and students

Share mosquito tips with fellow educators. Download and share via staff channels or on social media.


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Looking for local mosquito updates?


 

Current EcoHealth Offerings


SGVMVCD Staff inspecting VIP samples

Photo: SGVMVCD staff analyzing V.I.P. samples


Community Science- Elementary

The Vector Inspector Program is an NGSS-aligned program that gets students out in their backyards to find and eliminate mosquito sources. Students will learn about mosquito source reduction, bite prevention, and much more.

  • Runs from August to November based on Cohorts

  • Grades K - 6

  • Sign ups are open! Please allow for 8 weeks to obtain a Certificate of Insurance (COI) if required by your school district.


Students analyzing water samples in class

Photo: Students analyzing water samples in class


Community Science- Middle School

Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D. is an NGSS-aligned program that gets middle school students to conduct Aedes mosquito surveillance around their homes. Students eliminate mosquito sources and submit two types of data to our District. This project embodies the real application of public health science in “the field.”

  • Runs from August to October based on Cohorts

  • Grades 6 - 8

  • Sign ups are open! Please allow for 8 weeks to obtain a Certificate of Insurance (COI) if required by your school district. 


Outreach Specialist setting up for a Little Champions presentation

Photo: Outreach Specialist setting up for a Little Champions presentation


Little Champions

Little Champions is EcoHealth’s preschool program that is aligned with Kindergarten science state standards to help prepare young learners for bite-free habits and healthy environments.

  • Perfect for ages 3 - 6

  • Includes interactive activities and an engaging presentation







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