GLOBE Mission Mosquito Field Measurement Campaign is On!
Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal – and you can do something to shed light on this critical issue. Join the Mission Mosquito Field Measurement Campaign! Scientists around the world are finding ways to better understand the preferred environmental conditions and types of habitats that mosquitoes prefer. Are you ready to help?
The GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign
The goal of GLOBE Mission Mosquito is to create an organized citizen science community, primarily through formal education with targeted outreach to informal education, that will conduct and report local observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper (GO MHM). Using the mobile app, citizen scientists identify potential breeding sites for mosquitoes, sample and count mosquito larvae, and with optional equipment, examine and photograph a specimen to identify its genus.
Campaign outreach events will connect the GLOBE Observer citizen science community with NASA scientists who want to work in partnership with citizen scientists and use GO MHM data. NASA scientists are interested in understanding changing weather patterns, extreme weather events, insect ecology and human behavior affect the range, frequency and distribution of mosquito vectors that can potentially cause disease.
To learn more about the campaign, click here.
08 November Webinar: Research Investigations
Join the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Field Measurement Campaign webinar on 08 November (8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT): “Mission Mosquito Research Investigations.” This webinar is open to teachers, students, families, and others who might be interested in finding out more about the many ways this campaign might be implemented in classrooms around the world.
During this webinar, participants will focus on how a variety of GLOBE protocols can be used in conjunction with the Mosquito Habitat Mapper App to conduct science investigations. These investigations could be done as a class, in small groups, or by individual students. Participants will learn some of the ways in which NASA Earth observations are being used (with the use of additional ground-based data) to predict, monitor, and respond to mosquito-related disease. The webinar will feature a NASA scientist who uses Earth-observing satellite data to study malaria.
To learn more and to register for this webinar, click here.
If you missed the campaign kick-off webinar, click here!
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office