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Find mosquito-related activities to integrate into carts, demonstrations, classes and more.

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Build a Mosquito Trap - Activity Guide

An activity guide to build a simple trap to capture mosquito eggs and larvae using recycled and inexpensive materials, including suggestions for incorporating the activity into programming.

One-page activity version for participants

Family Phenology Fun

Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal events in the lives of plants and animals and how those events are influenced by climate. This activity investigates the phenology of mosquitoes.

From Satellites to Your Backyard - GPM Precipitation Data

Precipitation impacts mosquito populations, and one way to measure precipitation is from satellites, including some of NASA's more than two dozen Earth-observing satellites. This activity will show you how to access NASA precipitation data for your specific location.

Mission Mosquito Science Notebook

This guided exploration notebook introduces learners to using scientific notebooks to make observations and ask questions, while also incorporating information and activities that build relevant background knowledge, confidence in independent learning and research, and engagement in science.

Full Color Version (PDF)

B&W Version (PDF)

Companion Guide for Parents/Facilitators - Full Color (PDF)

Companion Guide for Parents/Facilitators - B&W (PDF)

Mosquito Habitat Audit

Lead a walk and look for potential mosquito habitats, eliminating them along the way.

Related Activity: Conducting a Mosquito Habitat Survey (PDF)

Mosquito Habitats and Hideouts Activity

Gain familiarity with the variety of container mosquito habitats, hideouts, and life cycle stages with these games! Mosquito Habitats and Hideouts can be played three different ways: Bingo, Name That Habitat, or Sketch That Habitat.

Hideouts Activity Guide (PDF)

Hideouts Bingo Boards (PDF)

Hideouts Call Slides (PPT)

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Mosquito Proboscis: Mechanics of a Bite

An activity to teach how mosquitoes use their proboscis to bite, including a diagram, video, and poem. This is one of the activities from the Mission Mosquito Science Notebook.

Mosquito Proboscis: Mechanics of a Bite (PDF)

Website with the rest of the Mission Mosquito Science Notebook

Mosquito Tellers

Collection of 5 different versions of the hands-on Mosquito Teller.

Full Color Version (PDF)

Blank, DIY Version (PDF)

Grayscale, Low-Ink Version (PDF)

Observation Stations

Observation Stations are typically 2' concrete stickers, from which citizen scientists can take observations using the GLOBE Observer app. Observing from a station provides additional information that allows our team to study things like change over time or the accuracy of the app. Download the template file and check out the Facilitator's Guide for guidance on customizing and placing your stations.

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Facilitator's Guide

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GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper: Getting Started (Basic)

[2:15] Learn how to make a basic mosquito habitat observation using the GLOBE Observer app.

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GLOBE Observer: Mosquito Habitat Mapper - Getting Started (Sample Collection)

[3:41] Learn how to take samples of mosquito larvae during a Mosquito Habitat Mapper Observation

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Step-by-Step Mosquito Habitat Mapper Tutorial

Step-by-step illustrated guide to collecting specimens and observations with the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.