The GLOBE Mission Mosquito campaign was delighted to have 23 IVSS projects submitted that used the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool in their research. These projects came from students in elementary school through graduate students in college and were submitted from 15 different countries. You can view an interactive map of these projects here.
During the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Education webinar, we invited three of these students and their teachers to share their projects and some "Best Practices" with us. You can view the archived webinar here.
Ines Mauad from the Escola Minas Gerais middle school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil led her students in an investigation to try to determine which type of water appeared most likely to attract adult female mosquitoes to lay their eggs. You can see a video of their work here. I asked her students some questions about their research and what suggestions they might have for other students who wanted to use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper for research. You can watch their answers here.
Jeff Bouwman had a team of students from Shumate middle school in Gibraltar, Michigan who looked into the humidity, precipitation, and temperature conditions that were associated with active mosquito season in their area. Take a look at their poster and hear the students' responses to questions about their findings.
Patchara Pongmanawut and her students from Princess Chulabhorn Science High School- Trang in Thailand did research to learn more about the species and number of mosquitoes that were found in various tourist locations in a beach resort area near their school. Watch this video to hear them tell about their investigation.
Are you interested in having your students use the mosquito habitat mapper to do an investigation? Feel free to reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you might have or support you would like. The GLOBE Mission Mosquito team will be happy to assist you and your students!
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