Webinars

GLOBE Mission Mosquito Webinars

Join us in 2023 as we launch a new series of Mosquito focused webinars!

 

 

Email cassie_soeffing@strategies.org with your suggestions for future webinars.



2022 Webinars       


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November

Dr. Rusty Low shares her citizen science and GLOBE Observer efforts in Brazil, as a Fulbright Fellow. Her  specific focus includes example resources that could be beneficial to students and teachers planning for GLOBE’s 2023 International Virtual Science Symposium.

 

Links to the resources in the webinar:

 

October

Learn about this NIH-funded science education project and its curricular and comic book resources available for use in your mosquito outreach. For a sneak preview, check out this write-up in The Conversation by our featured guest, Dr. Katherine Richardson Bruna of Iowa State University: https://theconversation.com/i-have-city-kids-make-comic-books-to-create-a-buzz-about-mosquitoes-and-ecology-161055

Our featured guest speaker was Dr. Katherine Richardson Bruna of Iowa State University

 

September

Enjoy a demonstration of this self-paced activity guide as you learn about the deadliest animal on the planet for humans.

Completing the guide prepares you to participate in GLOBE Mission Mosquito. This international field campaign is connecting citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.
Download a copy here:  https://bit.ly/MHM-LHtraining

 

August

GLOBE Observer Updates from Holli Kohl

One-week Pacing Guide from Marilé Colón Robles

Mosquito Habitat Mapper Pro Tips from Dr. Rusty Low

 

July

Citizen Sciences from the NASA SEES Earth System Explorers team shared a few of their mosquito trap experiments. Many ideas for future projects

 

June

Dr. Allison Parker shared mosquito basics, including her work with mosquito traps and research by her students with tires. Have any mosquito questions? The experts answered many questions.

May

Join us as Dr. Rusty Low, IGES, and Dani Hostin, Federal University of Paraná, will co-present from Brazil. Dani will share experiences with the Zika Bus. Dorian Janney will present NASA Global Precipitation Measurement data access pro tips. Download the activity here.

April

We showcased several GLOBE educators on a Spare Tire Blitz StoryMap. Learn how we did this and how you can create your own Tire Blitz Story Map!

March

Improperly discarded automobile tires provide refuge for numerous vector and nuisance mosquitoes. The profusion of tires in the United States along roadsides, undeveloped properties, and areas near human activity promote artificial habitats that support mosquito populations. The T.R.E.A.D. Mosquito Management Program is using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper App to educate the public, provide research data, and help clean up the streets burdened with these unwanted mosquito sanctuaries Learn about joining the upcoming Tire Blitz too!

February

Remote working and learning present challenges to us all. As a GLOBE Master Trainer in Colombia, Juan Felipe Restrepo Mesa faced and overcame his share of challenges when working with a new group of educators from rural areas. Most of the training and educational materials from GLOBE Mission Mosquito are in English. Their solution? Secondary school students who speak English as a second language volunteered to translate the material into Spanish for classroom use.

January

Preparing for IVSS Using Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover data: Presenters Emma Hagan, UCAR Education, Dorian Janney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Peder Nelson, Oregon State University share ways to use GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover data to create StoryMaps for International Virtual Science Symposium student projects and more.


2021 Webinars

December

Dr. Michael Jabot, will share the story maps tell using data from GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper Challenge and StoryMaps. Leave knowing how you can use these free online data and tools with your students or projects.

Link to the resources Dr. Jabot shared

November

Big Data: Most of the time when we think of “big data” we think of bioinformatics and supercomputers. Big data is a collection of data that is both large and growing exponentially with time.

Join us as we learn how to tackle “big data” with everything from examples in research, to where and how to begin, and a peek into the benefits of coding.

October

Earth's Landscape and Connections to GLOBE Data

Learn about the Science: Landsat 9 -- History of Landsat, a legacy of 50 years of remotely sensing the Earth's landscape and connections to GLOBE Data.

The Research tools: Connecting GLOBE data to satellite data -- Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge preliminary outcomes.

Reports from the Field - this is your opportunity to share with the GLOBE community your project, student reports, or work and what you are doing!

September

Investigation Pathways

This webinar is for students, teachers, and citizen scientists who want to learn about climate change modeling, NASA data, the Mission Mosquito Notebook, and talking about how to use GLOBE and NASA data in IVSS projects.

Click the speaker's name to view their slides Dorian, Andrea, Elizabeth, Liz, and Cassie

August

A Malignant Tale - Yellow Fever, 1793 Epidemic

"Malignant Tale” will explain the details of how Caspar Wistar Haines and his family experienced the city-wide epidemic. Through their letters, discover the role of the Free African Society in taking care of Philadelphians during this time of need and the sacrifices they made. Participants will make connections between this epidemic and today via these personal stories, the roles of essential workers, and the history of science and medicine. This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Philosophical Society.

July

Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is inviting you to be part of the Mosquito Habitats Photo Challenge. Photos submitted during this challenge will be used to create automated classification programs that can identify mosquito larvae and the environments they prefer. Such programs can help prevent outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease. Your photos of mosquito larvae, the habitat where you find them, and the land cover around the area are critical pieces of a complex environmental story. Learn more about the Mosquito Photo Challenge at https://observer.globe.gov/mosquito-challenge.

June

Engage Native Youth using Citizen Science

Amelia Cook shared how she adapted the NASA GLOBE Mission Mosquito activities for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s Jones Academy Virtual science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) summer camp. Learn how they incorporated Native American culture and what virtual resources they used to drive student engagement.

May

Dr. Carney discussed past, present, and future research related to a new NSF-funded mosquito project -- and how YOU can contribute to the research using GLOBE Observer! Topics will include using artificial intelligence to identify deadly and invasive mosquitoes around the world, as well as GIS modeling of mosquito habitats and disease hot spots.

April

Studying diseases from space: The influences of land use and land cover on vector mosquitoes.

Humans have modified most of the Earth's land surface, and the resulting changes affect many organisms, including disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Land use and Land cover (LULC) influence mosquito habitat through multiple pathways, including the availability of temporary water bodies, suitable microclimates, and hosts to provide blood meals. These effects vary geographically depending on the mosquito species and the characteristics of the local environment.

March

Oklahoma Mosquito Webinar

At the NASA American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) gathering, April Taylor and Amelia Cook talk about their work using GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper with Southern Plains Tribal Public Health and the Chickasaw STEM Academy in Oklahoma.

March

Mosquito Invaders

A new invasive species, Aedes vittatus is capable of carrying nearly all of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, except for malaria and new landscapes. Connect this to NASA's climate change science. Join us for this featured presentation by Dr. Rusty Low.

February

How to Make Your IVSS Project Stand Out with Story Maps

Dorian Janney will demonstrate how to use Story Maps effectively for your IVSS Project. IVSS is the International Virtual Science Symposium and is a way for primary through undergraduate students from all GLOBE countries to showcase their research and hard work. With GLOBE, students learn the practices of science through hands-on investigations in their own communities, sparking their curiosity and interest in science. This often leads to inquiries that help solve real-world problems and further understanding of our global environment.

January

Remote Sensing & Social Listening to Detect Mosquito Hotspots

Project AEDES was one of the six Global Awardees in the 2019 NASA International Space Apps Challenge winning the Best Use of Data category. Members of the team will share this award-winning project!


2020 Webinars

November

Understanding Data is Fundamental.

GLOBE Mission Mosquito, in a monthly webinar, presents an update on mosquito observation, the Mission Mosquito Science Notebook, and a presentation by Dr. Rusty Low

October

Learning and Teaching about the Earth's interconnections through Extreme Earth Events.

Wildfires, tropical storms, floods, and drought- all extreme Earth events taking place now. Scientist Peder Nelson connects us with NASA data products that tell the story of the summer that is helping the public to finally understand the impacts of climate change. How do mosquitoes contribute to the story?

September

GLOBE Student Investigations with NASA

Presented by team members from the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative, GLOBE Mission Earth, Arctic and Earth SIGNS, GLOBE Implementation Office, and My NASA Data. When you click on the link below, you will be prompted to make your own copy of this resource document.

August

NASA SEES 2020 Virtual Mosquito Mappers Research Projects.

NASA SEES 2020 Virtual Mosquito Mapper interns share their research projects

July

What's the Buzz?

Looking at mosquito larvae up close and live, using a camera microscope. We will talk about how to determine the genus of live specimens.

June

Connecting the drops

NASA scientist, Dr. Assaf Anyamba, shares how he uses satellite data to forecast mosquito outbreaks; including the relationship between precipitation and mosquito-transmitted diseases. We’ll show you how to DIY your own monthly precipitation data. Can you connect the drops?

May

Mosquito Menagerie

We present our three favorite mosquito-related resources as home-based / multi-age/ indoor activities.

April

Meet up and do science with GLOBE Observer

Do your own spatial analysis of a mosquito breeding site. In this hands-on workshop, participants will take part in learning how to do their own spatial analysis of a satellite image of a GO MHM breeding site. * How accurate are citizen scientists when they take on an analysis task usually conducted by experts? * How can GLOBE Observer data be used to improve the accuracy of land cover classification? You will get firsthand experience in image classification and leave the session with access to a paper version of this activity that you can use with students.

March

Better Together

Pairing GLOBE Observer’s Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover. Along with temperature and precipitation, Land Cover is proving to be an important environmental parameter in disease risk modeling. Peder Nelson will share how and why collecting both Land Cover and Mosquito Habitat Mapper observations are a nice pairing of information.

February

What to do with Mosquito Data?

Dr. Becky Boger shares a tutorial on using map tools and data portals to create a context for the data you collect. Ana Prieto, Argentina shares her mosquito research. Presenters: Becky Boger and Ana Prieto.

January

Welcome to 2020!

Welcome to Mission Mosquito’s 2020 Campaign. Find out what we learned about last year's mosquito season, and how you can be involved in 2020 Mission Mosquito data discovery! Presenters: Dorian Janney, Rusty Low.

2019 Webinars

December

Mosquito Assassins!

Anita Schiller, Director of the Biological Control Initiative, Harris County, Precinct 4, TX, shares how they are using native mosquito predators, aka mosquito assassins, in pest management. Liz Burck, IGES, will share how to use the Mosquito Tellers as an inquiry learning and mosquito biology resource.

November

The Climate Dance

The Mosquito’s Climate Dance. The IPCC reports that Mosquito vector-borne diseases are the infectious diseases most sensitive to changes in climate. Find out why. Presenter: Dr. Russanne Low

September

Behind the Scenes with Data

Behind the Scenes: What happens to your data. Dr. Helen Amos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will discuss data quality and give hints on how to ensure your reported data is the best it can be.

September

Back to School with GLOBE Mission Mosquito

We're kicking the school year off with Back to School With Mosquitoes. Teachers around the world are integrating the GLOBE Mission Mosquito tool into their classes and after-school activities. Two educators will describe their experiences and "Best Practices" for engaging students in both formal and informal educational settings.

August

Zika Zine

Dr. Lisa Gardiner, author, and illustrator of Zika Zine, The Story of Three Aedes Mosquitoes and the Zika Within Them discusses effective science communication techniques. Library partners are especially encouraged to attend as the Pioneer Library System shares its mosquito programs.

August

Around The World with GLOBE Mission Mosquito

Enjoy some armchair travel as we hear from GLOBE Mission Mosquito data collectors from four different countries around the world will share: about the mosquitoes in their region, when they are active, what types of mosquito-transmitted diseases are contracted there, the protection and prevention measures they use, and how they are using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper with their community.

Presenting schools include:

  • Princess Chulabhorn Science High School- Trang, Thailand
  • St. Scholastica Catholic School- Nairobi, Kenya
  • Minas Gerais School- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Notre Dame School- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Shumate Middle School- Gibraltar, Michigan, U.S.A.
July

Beyond the Bite: Mosquito-Borne Diseases

This webinar will discuss how GO MHM data and other mosquito apps are working to reduce the risk of disease in communities. Presentation of a new educational resource by GMM team member Liz Burck, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.

July

Using NASA Earth Observations for Mosquito-borne Disease Applications

Ever wonder how and why NASA Earth observations might be used to predict, monitor, and respond to mosquito-transmitted disease? Dr. Ben Zaitchik will describe the research he is doing to learn more about malaria transmission in South America. We will also demonstrate how to get NASA data sets that are used to help do this type of research.

June

What to do about Data?

Don’t know what to do with your data? on June 19, 2019, Dr. Becky Boger will introduce open source mapping tools and lead a tutorial so you can create maps of your data.

June

Students sharing their research projects

During this webinar, we will hear from GLOBE students who submitted science fair projects related to this campaign. They will describe their research and give us some ideas on how to conduct research projects for the next school year. We will also share some ideas for how to use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper with summer school, summer camp, and with their families.

May

Mosquitoes, Land Cover, and GO on a Trail

There are many factors that help us understand where mosquitoes breed. Land cover is one of them. Peder Nelson, lead scientist for the GLOBE Observer Land Cover tool, will show you why collecting both mosquito data and land cover data using the GLOBE Observer app provides important data for scientific analysis. Be some of the first to hear about this summer's GO on a Trail citizen science campaign, launching June 1.

May

Protection and Prevention

Getting a mosquito bite is no fun and can sometimes turn deadly. We’ll share some preventative measures to avoid being bitten along with steps to control mosquitoes indoors and outdoors. Thinking about hosting your own Mosquito Prevention and Preparation Awareness Campaigns? We’ve got you covered. Brian Prendergast, Mosquito Control Project Manager for the Maryland Department of Agriculture, will talk about how they plan and prepare for active mosquito season.

April

How to identify larvae and the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals

Who am I? (or How to identify larvae) Now that we are gearing up for active mosquito season in the US, our focus is on how to collect, sample, and identify mosquito larvae. Science Lead, Dr. Rusty Low will share Best Practices when collecting larvae and describe how to sample and identify larvae, pupae, and adult mosquitoes using an inexpensive clip-on magnifier for a cell phone and school microscopes, which are generally available. Learn how scientists and public health officials are planning to use the data we collect for their research and response to the threat of mosquito-related disease.

April

How to sample and identify mosquito stages

Now that we are gearing up for active mosquito season in the US, our focus is on how to collect, sample, and identify mosquito larvae. Science Lead, Dr. Rusty Low will share Best Practices when collecting larvae and describe how to sample and identify larvae, pupae, and adult mosquitoes using an inexpensive clip-on magnifier for both a cell phone magnifier and microscopes, which are generally available in school settings. Learn how scientists and public health officials are planning to use the data we collect for their research and response to the threat of mosquito-related disease.

March

In the Field with Citizen Science: Sampling and Identifying

March

When will you find mosquitoes? How to make a larval trap

February

Build your own Mosquito Trap!

This webinar will step you through using the GO Mosquito Habitat Mapper app and building your own mosquito trap so you can look for mosquitoes right outside your front door. Learn how to contribute to our new mosquito seasonality map project as a researcher in the field!

February

Research Projects that Buzz!

In this webinar, Dr. Julie Malmberg, GLOBE Education, Outreach, and Technology Specialist, will give us information about the upcoming GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium and answer questions that students and teachers may have about completing and submitting their science investigations. GLOBE teacher Vicky Gorman and a few of her middle school students will share some suggestions for completing science fair projects. GLOBE teacher Jeff Bouwman will answer questions for how to assist students with writing their final reports.

January

NASA Earth observations and mosquito-related diseases

The focus of this webinar was on using NASA Earth observations to predict, monitor, and respond to mosquito-related diseases. We'll talk about learning how you can use GLOBE protocols in conjunction with the GO MHM to conduct classroom research. Join in the discussion and share your suggestions on using the GO Mosquito Habitat Mapper Tool to enhance your research. Dr. Peder Nelson will share information on the Land Cover tool, and Oscar Garza will describe some ways he is using this mosquito habitat mapper with his library patrons in Texas.

January

Citizen Science and GLOBE Mission Mosquito

This is the first webinar for anyone who is interested in being part of the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign. We introduced the free mobile app you will use, showed you how to make a citizen scientist account, and talk about why this work is so important and how you can make a difference.


2018 Webinars

November

Learn how NASA scientists use Earth Satellite data in research about mosquito-borne diseases

Did you know NASA Earth satellite observation data is used to predict, monitor, and respond to mosquito-related diseases? Dr. Mike Wimberly will explain how he uses NASA data to study West Nile virus. Then, learn how your students can conduct their own science investigations using GLOBE protocols and the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool. A GLOBE teacher will share tips on getting started!

October

GLOBE Mission Mosquito campaign kick-off webinar

During this kick-off webinar, we will explain the reason behind this new campaign, and share some of the ways in which the data collected will be useful to both scientists and those involved in public health efforts. You will hear from scientists in the field as well as from educator specialists who have developed a continuum of ways that you can be involved. 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.