Your digest for November 2023.
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We hope you had a restful and bite-free Thanksgiving holiday weekend. But just because it’s getting cold outside, doesn’t mean that mosquitoes are going away …
- We participated in our last event of the season this month in Pomona. Fall in the Farm is a yearly event that educates diverse communities about agriculture, the environment, and growing healthy food. Visit our booth there next year!
- This month, we have continued enhanced monitoring of mosquito abundance areas. These areas are based off of routine trap counts around the District that determine neighborhood risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
- EcoHealth Newsletter is back!
- This educational newsletter informs you of the latest professional development opportunities, FREE available NGSS-aligned programs, & teacher resources for you to use in the classroom.
- At headquarters, we’re closing out the Citizen Science programs for 2023.
- After calculating the student participation rates and other top secret factors, we will be awarding this year’s Public Health Teacher of the Year award soon … so stay tuned.
- This month, we started working on our Winter campaign and social media toolkits that will help our District’s cities bring mosquito awareness to their residents.
- We are also strategically planning a Bite Back Program relaunch in 2024. Please share with us what you want to see in this program by emailing Outreach@sgvmosquito.org
- If you’re in holiday shopping mode, check out our 2023 Bite Back Gift Guide.
We continue to focus on maintaining essential vector surveillance including mosquito trap routes, arbovirus testing, providing weekly data to the District, and maintaining the mosquito fish and mosquito colonies.
- This month is the last month of enhanced surveillance for high risk areas until early Spring.
- Next month, we will share year-to-year comparison for mosquito presence in the District.
Before you go, check out the links we love this month …
We’ve selected eco-friendly gifts that keep your loved ones safe from mosquitoes all year.
Did you know that if there are mosquitoes around people, it may indicate that there is not an appropriate environmental sanitation program?
Check out the new series of short films highlighting the intrepid changemakers who are working to restore and protect our planet.
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🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant