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Invasive Mosquito Project

Main Project Information
Goal Teach about mosquito-borne disease and monitor mosquitoes
Task Collect mosquito eggs/larvae/pupae
Where United States of America, United States of America (Minor Outlying Islands)

The Invasive Mosquito Project (IMP) is a public education and national mosquito monitoring program at the USDA that partners local professionals with high school teachers and community educators (summer camps, naturalists, gardeners, scouts, etc.) to teach about mosquito-borne disease and public health, provide teachers with educational materials that meet Next Generation Science Standards, and create community outreach opportunities that benefit mosquito control/public health agencies. The IMP website ( provides connections, resources, and information. Partnered citizen science is different than the typical crowd sourced citizen science because the expertise, experience, and enthusiasm of a professional or expert in the field supports the educator. The yearly mosquito species collection data will be used to generate mosquito species distribution maps for each year and cumulative distributions for each species.

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Project Timing Seasonal; Collections can take place during the school year for spring, summer, and fall.
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Training Materials
Class Materials
Tags aedes aegypti, aedes albopictus, aedes mosquito, citizen science, girl scouts, invasive, mosquito, mosquitoes, project
Project Updated 05/23/2018