Education Outreach Program

Program objectives:

  • This program teaches students about the biology, ecology, and control of local vectors. It also serves to inform the public about the services that the District provides, and strives to foster student interest in entomology and ecology. 

Scope of program:

  • Free in-class presentations are available to all local schools in Marin and Sonoma counties (all grades) on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Click on any of the following links for detailed information including downloadable activities to print.
  • Insect identification presentation/workshop is available (typically for high school classes)
  • Each year, the Education Department participates in a variety of special events (such as Tolay Fall Festival, Cotati Kids Day, various school science fairs, etc.).

Scheduling Presentations:

  • We schedule presentations three times a year. In August we schedule fall presentations, in mid-December we schedule spring presentations, and in May we schedule summer presentations. We announce that the schedule is "open" by sending out an email to all teachers who are on our Mosquito School Newsletter list.
  • If you are interested in being notified about scheduling a presentation, have specific questions about our education program, or want to request a classroom tick packet, please email Eric Engh.

Additional educational resources:

Name Uses
CDPH: Don't Let the Ticks Bite- Curriculum Guide for Teachers
  • Information for teachers using tick-related classroom materials provided by CDPH.
  • Includes: teacher guide, teacher survey, post-test for students and more.
  • Contact information for ordering educational materials from CDPH.
CDPH: Tick-Borne Disease Prevention: Stuff for Kids
  • Timothy Tickfinder curriculum includes: brochures, bookmarks, coloring pages, and word search (spanish versions available).