Connect with entomologists to learn about:
The Science of Mosquitoes
Our new ‘Scientist Online’ interactive video call series kicked off in April 2019.
This engagement option utilized the Skype in the Classroom virtual field trip model and infrastructure to connect university scientists with students for demonstrations, tours of research sites, and two-way synchronous conversation.
Students connected with a University of Florida entomologist and graduate students investigating mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses.
middle and high school students and teachers
Who were the scientists?:
- Dr. Andrea Lucky, Assistant Research Scientist, Insect Systematics
- Casey Parker, Doctoral Student
- Rachel Atchison, Master’s of Science Student
What were the learning objectives?:
After participating in “The Science of Mosquitoes” Streaming Science – Scientists Online, students will be able to:
- Describe the mosquito life cycle, habitats, and physical traits
- List mosquito-borne diseases
- Summarize mosquito-borne illness prevention and protection methods
What technology was needed?:
View the Skype in the Classroom ‘Virtual Field Trip Guide’ for recommendations
When were the Skype calls?:
Each program lasts 30-45 minutes. Your class can sign up for a time during these available blocks with our scientists:
April 11: 2-4pm EST
April 15: 1-3pm EST
April 17: 1:30-3pm EST
April 22 9-11am EST
April 23: 1-4pm EST
April 24: 1-3pm EST
April 25: 10am-noon EST
CLOSED: How do I register?:
- Click on ‘Request this Virtual Field Trip’ on the Skype in the Classroom platform on our ‘The Science of Mosquitoes’ page
- Go to the April calendar and register for an available time that works for your class
Prepare your students, before the Skype call. Here are some suggested resources:
This specific mosquito program is in partnership with the Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) at the University of Florida and part of the Prevent & Protect project funded by the Florida Department of Health (preventmosquitoes.com – coming soon!).