Archived GLOBE Mission Mosquito Webinars
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January 9, 2020
Citizen Science and Mosquitoes: 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 and Dr. Rusty Low
Presenter: 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.
Featured Resource: Liz Burck, IGES, will share how to use the Mosquito Tellers as an inquiry learning and mosquito biology resource.
The Mosquito’s Climate Dance. The IPCC reports that Mosquito vector-borne diseases are the infectious diseases most sensitive to changes in climate.
Presenter: Dr. Russanne Low
Featured Activity: Phenology Guide, Liz Burck
Citizen Science - September 25, 2019
Behind the Scenes: What happens to your data.
Dr. Helen Amos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will discuss data quality and give hints how to ensure your reported data is the best it can be.
Education - September 4, 2019
Back to School with Mission Mosquito
How are teachers around the world are integrating the GLOBE Mission Mosquito tool into their ongoing curriculum and into after school activities? Hear from Jeff Bouwman and Erquinio Taborda as they describe "Best Practices" for engaging students in both formal and informal educational settings.
Citizen Science - August 21, 2019
Mosquito Science Engagement
Dr. Lisa Gardner from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research will present her cartoon series, “Zika Zine,” and discuss effective science communication techniques. The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library will share their mosquito programs and lessons learned. Library partners are especially encouraged to attend.
Education - August 7, 2019
Around the World with Mission Mosquito
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.
Citizen Science - July 24, 2019
How can mosquito citizen science data protect communities from disease?
Education - July 9, 2019
Using NASA Earth Observations for Mosquito-borne Disease Applications
Citizen Science - June 19, 2019
Making Maps: Introduction to data reporting mapping tools.
Guest scientist Dr. Becky Boger will conduct a mapping tutorial using GLOBE MHM data and free online mapping tools.
Education - June 5, 2019
Students as Scientists: IVSS Mosquito-related Research Projects
We heard from GLOBE students who submitted science fair projects related to this campaign. They described their research and gave us some ideas for how to conduct research projects for the next school year. We shared some ideas for how to use the Mosquito Habitat Mapper with summer school, summer camp, and with families.
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Citizen Science - May 29, 2019
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. Get ready for this summer's GO on a Trail citizen science campaign, launching June 1, by participating in this informative webinar.
Education - May 8, 2019
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.
Citizen Scientist - April 17, 2019
Tools for analyzing data
Collecting mosquito data is fun but what's way more fun? How about seeing your data in an entirely new way. This webinar will show you how to use GLOBE Viz, ADAT, and Google.
Education 6 - April 10, 2019
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.
Citizen Science 3 - March 27, 2019
Citizen Science in your community
Sharing the data collected so far by citizen scientists. Included will be a presentation by our guest scientist on mosquito identification.
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Education 5 - March 13, 2019
When will you find mosquitoes and how to make a larvae trap.
When and where we can expect to see active mosquito seasons occurring in the next few months? Participants will learn more about the environmental parameters that help us predict when mosquitoes hatch. GLOBE teachers and students from around the world will share their predictions and explain their reasons for making the predictions. We will learn how to make larval traps, observe mosquito larvae safely, and review the precautions to take to ensure safety during mosquito season.
Citizen Scientist 2 - February 20, 2019
Build a Trap!
This webinar will step you through using the GO Mosquito Habitat Mapper app and building your 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!
Education 4 February 6, 2019
How to complete science projects and examine research outcomes.
As students are finishing up their investigations for this year's science projects, we will hear from GLOBE students and teachers who will be submitting research projects to the IVSS that are related to this campaign. We will offer suggestions for completing science fair projects as well as answer questions for how to write up the final reports. Our science lead, Dr. Rusty Low, will be on hand to answer questions and guide research conclusions. Also joining from GIO is Dr. Julie Malmberg to answer questions about the IVSS.
Citizen Science 1 January 30, 2019
What is citizen science? Get involved in the GLOBE Mission Mosquito (GMM) 2019 Mapping Project and find out more!
This first webinar is for anyone who is interested in being part of the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign. We will introduce the free mobile app you will use, show you how to make a citizen scientist account and talk about why this work is so important and how you can make a difference.
Informal science outreach educators and the general public are encouraged to attend!
Education 3 January 23, 2019
The focus of this webinar was on using NASA Earth observations to predict, monitor, and respond to mosquito-related disease. 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.
Education 2 Thursday, November 8
We will focus on how a variety of GLOBE protocols could be used in conjunction with the MHM to conduct science investigations. These investigations could be done as a whole class, in small groups, or by individual students. We will share 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. We will feature a NASA scientist who uses Earth-observing satellite data to study malaria.
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Education 1 Wednesday, October 17
Did you know that mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal? Do you know that scientists around the world are finding ways to better understand the preferred environmental conditions and types of habitats that mosquitoes prefer? If you are interested in trying to make this world a better place, then join us in the “Mission Mosquito” field measurement campaign!
During our first webinar, learn 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, citizen scientists and others who might be interested in finding out more about the many ways this campaign might be implemented in classrooms around the world.