Your digest for February 2022.
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- We kicked off another season of the Bite Back Tour with our first episode, Educators Spotlight! See the recap blog post on our website or below in the Education section.
- 9 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 disease threats and teach them how to protect themselves.
Did you miss the Educators Spotlight episode? Watch now:
- Our Education Specialists joined forces with special guests, Dr. Hueling Lee, Dr. Kelley T. Le, and Public Health Teacher of the Year, Gina Ayala to tackle a conversation on 21st century science.
- The panel chatted about issues teachers face in the classroom. The audience learned how to motivate, excite, and involve students using curricula and programs from experts like us!
- Our interactive EcoHealth programs were praised during the Educators Spotlight episode as the most useful tool to teachers within our District. Our NGSS-aligned programs are now available for Spring booking.
- 2,311 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, 17,895 people were engaged with our social media content.
- During this past winter month, the Surveillance Department has been preparing for the upcoming season and making improvements to the department activities.
- Weekly mosquito surveillance was discontinued due to assumed low mosquito activities from low temperatures. However, the department will set a limited number of traps when the district experiences unusually warm day and overnight temperatures.
In the meantime, don't forget to:
- Tip out stagnant water
- Toss unused containers
- Protect yourself with repellent
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🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant