GAINSVILLE, Fla. — Schoolteachers have a new online set of materials for instruction on mosquito-related issues.
Lesson plans, content outlines, worksheets and presentations appropriate for elementary, middle and high school levels are included in materials developed for the Prevent & Protect mosquito communication campaign by the UF IFAS Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources.
A central lesson, aimed at fourth and fifth graders, addresses mosquito control and mosquito-borne disease and also provides links to other resources.
The Prevent & Protect campaign was created to increase mosquito awareness among young people and foster conversations about mosquito-related issues.
University of Florida Ph.D. student Casey Parker led the development of the materials. The elementary school lesson focuses on mosquito biology and includes a content outline, worksheet and homework assignment.
–Florida Farm Bureau