|Goal||Track mosquito biting activity in space and time|
|Task||Use smartphone app to report mosquito bites.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
A very simple smart phone app (for Android or iPhone) that allows a user to report a mosquito bite. The user is rewarded with a fact about mosquitoes, and the bite report is displayed in (almost) real time on a map of the world. The more people use it, the more we know about when and where there are biting mosquitoes.
|How to Join||
Just down load Mosquito Byte! at Google Play or the Apple Store. It is free, and no personal information is collected.
|Project Timing||This can and should be done anytime the mosquitoes are biting. It is global in distribution, so someone is getting bit somewhere all year long!|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Every day|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums|
|Tags||bite, chikungunya, dengue, girl scouts, malaria, mosquito, repellent, scratch, vector, zika|
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