The purpose of the "Neato Mosquito" program is to increase children's awareness of mosquitoes and to instill risk-reduction measures. Mosquitoes serve as vectors for several potentially life-threatening diseases. The presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a PowerPoint presentation and stickers for the children. The presentation is science-based and covers the following areas:
Life History of the Mosquito
How Mosquitoes Feed
Mosquitoes and Disease
West Nile Virus
The presentation is available to fifth grade classes and is typically scheduled during the months of April and May. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please call 815-433-3366.