How to Participate

This is an authentic research opportunity suitable for citizen scientists and students who are interested in Earth science, environmental science, life science, mathematics, and health. Through webinars and discussion threads you'll be in touch with the GLOBE Mission Mosquito team of scientists and education specialists. You will learn about the health threat that mosquitoes pose both locally and worldwide. By participating in mosquito surveillance, breeding site mitigation, and educational activities, you can play a significant role in reducing the risk of mosquito-caused diseases in your community.

For citizen scientists, every potential breeding site you identify and eliminate, and every mosquito larvae you count and photograph, contributes valuable data to scientists and health professionals who are studying mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted diseases.

For students, the GLOBE Mission Mosquito team will offer support and suggestions for developing and conducting science investigations which can be submitted to local science fairs, the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS), and other student science competitions. There are many research questions that can be addressed by comparing mosquito data with other environmental datasets, including NASA data on precipitation, air temperature, soil moisture, and land cover obtained by Earth-observing satellites.

The Mission Mosquito community will host monthly Webinars, a Discussion page to share with others in our community, and Science Cafe page where you can ask a scientist your mosquito questions and a lot more.

If you join this community as a member, you will receive an email from other members who post to the forum, and your posts will be sent to everyone, so Join up and start posting!

 

It's easy!

If you are not already registered as a GLOBE Teacher/Educator or GLOBE Observer citizen scientist, register at the following links.

Teachers/Educators

GLOBE Observers/Citizen Scientists

Check your email for your password.

  1. Log in to your GLOBE account (top right-hand corner or the GLOBE page)
  2. From the main GLOBE menu, select Do GLOBE/By Earth Sphere/Hydrosphere/Mission Mosquito
  3. Click Discussion and then Join Community above the Community Map
  4. If you need to Download the GLOBE Observer app (click here)
    • Sign in with your newly created account and password. The app will remember both making future logins and observations easier.
  5. Click here to receive our newsletter and notifications of upcoming webinars!
  6. Who can participate? Anyone in a GLOBE country – as of January 2019, there are 121 participating countries (see https://www.globe.gov/globe-community/community-map)

 

Why Participate?

This is an authentic research opportunity suitable for citizen scientists and students who are interested in Earth and environmental and life sciences, mathematics, and health. Through webinars and discussion threads you'll be in touch with the GLOBE Mission Mosquito team of scientists and education specialists, you will learn about the health threat that mosquitoes pose both at home and worldwide and participate in surveillance, breeding site mitigation and education activities that substantially reduce the risk of disease your community.

For citizen scientists, every potential breeding site you identify, every water sample with mosquito larvae you count and photograph,  every larva you photograph, and every potential breeding site you eliminate contributes data vital to scientists and health professionals who are studying mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted disease.

For students, the GLOBE Mission Mosquito team will offer support and ideas for developing and conducting science investigations for science fairs, the GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium (IVSS), and other student science competitions. There are many research questions that can be addressed by comparing mosquito data with other environmental datasets, including those obtained by Earth-observing satellites, such as precipitation, air temperature, soil moisture, and land cover.

 

When you use the GLOBE Observer App, you are joining the GLOBE community and contributing important scientific data to NASA, GLOBE, your local community, and students and scientists worldwide.

The Mosquito Habitat Mapper is one tool within the GLOBE Observer app. Any citizen scientist in a GLOBE country – as of January 2019, there are 121 participating countries (see https://www.globe.gov/globe-community/community-map), can participate.   Within the GLOBE Observer App, there are three protocols: Clouds, Land cover and Mosquito Habitat Mapper.

 

 

A step-by-step guide to using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper App