Share, Compete in the GO Mosquito Challenge by Posting Your School’s Observations
In Brazil and Perú, students in participating GO Mosquito Community Challenge Campaign schools are using the GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper, a smart-phone App, along with simple equipment, to identify breeding sites of mosquito vectors found in their communities. Schools upload their data using the App and earn badges every day they make an observation.
Qualify Your School for the GLOBE Science Fair by Recording Your Weekly Progress
To qualify your school and potentially earn prizes for the June 2018 GO Mosquito GLOBE Science Fair, make sure to record your school’s progress on the GO Mosquito Weekly School Progress submission form. The more observations and challenges completed, the more points for your school.
Weekly Challenges for May and June 2018
Here are the exciting challenges to have your students participate in to earn badges in preparation for the Virtual Science Fair:
Challenge 1: Make a mosquito trap and put it in your school where you think mosquitoes will breed. Monitor the site using the GLOBE observer app at least two times a week and share the data. Remember that 0 is an important data point! Take images of the students making the mosquito trap and using it. What kind of bait will you use for the mosquito trap? For tips and ideas of how to make a mosquito trap visit:
Challenge 2: Art and Graphics; Create art that can be used in games and education materials we make about GO mosquito. You can submit either drawings, graphic posters or any other art medium that can be used to raise awareness about mosquito borne disease. Ideas and concepts can include but are not limited to;
- image of adult mosquitoes
- mosquito life cycle
- identifying mosquito larva species,
- Importance about removing mosquito breeding sites where you live.
- importance of mosquito control for public health safety
- symptoms and treatment for mosquito borne disease that are in your communities for example Zika vs Chikungunya
- Ways to reduce exposure to Zika and why it is important ( addressing that Zika is the only mosquito borne disease that is also a sexually transmitted disease.
- Understanding mosquito ecology ( difference between behavior and habitats of Anopheles vs aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus)
Challenge 3: Get your school campus ready for the rainy season!
- Using the app search for all the potential mosquito breeding grounds and remove all the containers you can find.
Note: This can also be turned into a Virtual Science Fair project by quantifying the types and amounts of breeding grounds that you have on campus. You can attach a responsibility marker on them to see what is the source of the these mosquito habitats and who is responsible for creating them. You can do a community outreach campaign to try and work with those that create the breeding ground so that they know the impact and prevent more from being created in your community.
Challenge 4: Using the app, collect 3 new data points: quantifying 3 new mosquito breeding grounds that are man-made where you live and decommission them.
Challenge 5: Branding Challenge: currently we use @GONASA and #GONASA as hashtag to add on images and videos that you have created for social media. Post images on social media of your project either of you using the app and discovering mosquito breeding habitats, identifying mosquito larva species and decommissioning a site. If you have other hashtags that you use at your school please post images on social media with those tags and share them with us!
Challenge 6: Create a 30 seconds or a 1 minute informational video about either of the following concepts.
- showing how to use the app
- How you are using the data collected to protect your communities from mosquito borne disease.
- understanding mosquito ecology ( difference between behavior and habitats of Anopheles vs aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus).