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Bite Back Tour: Educators Spotlight Recap

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Did you miss the Educators Spotlight episode? Watch now:

See the Bite Back Tour: Season 2 schedule!Ā šŸ™ŒšŸ½

21ST CENTURY SCIENCE, ARE WE READY?Ā šŸ¤”

Our Education Specialists joined forces with special guests,Ā Dr. Hueling Lee,Ā Dr. Kelley T. Le, and Public Health Teacher of the Year, Gina Ayala to tackle a conversation on 21st century science.

In the Educators Spotlight episode, we discuss the challenging issues that teachersĀ are facing and how they are looking to STEAM education to help bring classrooms into the 21st century. Climate change, environmental literacy, and public health are just some of the strategies that can be used to excite and motivate students. Education Specialists also emphasize that vector education could be the key to get students to perform scientificĀ practices and develop skills.Ā 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GUESTS šŸ™šŸ¼Ā 

Gina AyalaĀ |Ā Monrovia USD teacher, Public Health Teacher of the YearĀ 

Dr. Hueling LeeĀ |Ā Executive Director of Authentic Preparation Today

Dr. Kelley T. LeĀ |Ā Author, RRISE UP Nonprofit co-founder, Director of the UCI Science Project, TenStrands Board Member

Kimberley Nelson | Vector Ecologist, San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

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Screenshot of our fabulous Educators Spotlight panelists.
THE NEED FOR VECTOR EDUCATIONĀ šŸ¦ŸšŸ¦ šŸ”¬

In the Educators Spotlight episode, weĀ discussĀ the use of ovitraps,Ā which is a vital tool in detecting the presence of Aedes mosquitoes. The data collected from the ovitraps is then used to help target high risk areas and conductĀ educational outreach. Education Specialists take these skills and teach studentsĀ how to identify potential mosquito habitatsĀ and collect water samples that may be harboring mosquitoes.Ā 

Our EcoHealth Vector Education programs underscoreĀ the importance of monitoring mosquito activity and reducing bites. The NGSS-aligned programs allow Pre-K toĀ 12th grade students the opportunity to think, learn, and analyze like vector control experts. Students recieve the education needed to understand their environment and create safe communities that are bite-free.Ā 

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Vector Control Specialist I sets up an Ovitrap to monitor the presence of Aedes mosquitoes.
SPOTLIGHT ON VECTOR CONTROL šŸ’ŖšŸ½

The Bite Back Tour was developed by the Bite Back Program outreach team to build healthier, bite-free communities by bridging the gap between residents and experts.

Of course, topics revolve aroundĀ mosquitoes šŸ¦Ÿ and theĀ diseasesĀ they spread to people.Ā Just like a band, the virtual tourĀ hosts informational conversations targeting different interests and professions in the San Gabriel Valley.

Resources from our expertsĀ 

Dr. KELLEY LEĀ 

Dr. Hueling Lee