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?:
The programs took place in April of 2019 and lasted 30-45 minutes
Here are some suggested resources:
Topic Background video on Vimeo
Prevent & Protect: Keep Them Outside infographic
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!).