Your digest for November 2021.
November 2021 📅
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In your community 💛🏡
- We collaborated with the California Botanic Garden to promote California Native Plants as a measure to reduce mosquito habitats through blog posts:
Visit calbg.org for more information on California Native Plants.
- 182 hours of enhanced neighborhood support has been conducted in several neighborhoods that includes door-to-door property inspections and delivery of educational material. The effort is to identify and eliminate residential sources of mosquito habitat. Our staff alerts residents to West Nile virus threats and teach them how to protect themselves.
in education 👨🏽🏫📚
- Ecohealth Vector Education has a new interactive & educational experience for our San Gabriel Valley students! This experience, Journey of the Germ, is NGSS-aligned, FREE, and available to Pre-K - 12th grade students in the San Gabriel Valley.
- Education Specialists are presenting Journey of the Germ as Chrysalis Fund winners at the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in Denver, Colorado.
- Our Little Champions Preschool Program is now available for booking. See photos below from our October visit in Alhambra:
- 2,848 people were educated on mosquito-borne diseases and bite prevention in the past month at our in-person events in the San Gabriel Valley. Additionally, 78,777 people were engaged with our social media content.
in disease control & monitoring 🔬🦟🦠
- The Surveillance Department places traps weekly and submits mosquito samples for testing for arboviruses, like West Nile virus (WNV).
- WNV has been quite active in the San Gabriel Valley with 191 positive mosquito samples and 33 birds testing positive for WNV. The Operations and Communications departments use this data to allocate resources to higher risk areas.
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🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant