Warren County Mosquito Commission's public education activities take place year round. Reaching out to the residents and visitors in the county helps to increase an understanding of mosquito biology, mosquito-borne diseases and mosquito control practices, particularly those which can be accomplished by homeowners. Commission staff also gives presentations at professional meetings as well as providing written articles for various publications including professional journals and magazines/newsletters.
A table top display along with other educational displays, including hands on activities (bean bag game, tic-tac-toe board), have been developed by the Commission for use at a variety of public relations events. Commission staff has also developed unique fact sheets for public education purposes.
|Tabletop Display||"Bean the Mosquito"||Coloring & Activity Sheets|
The following is a representative sampling of the public outreach activities that the Commission has participated in within Warren County as well as elsewhere.
Pequest Fish Festival/Open House
School Related Presentations/Participation
Belvidere Elementary School- 5 th graders
Nationally Organized Events
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Warren County Farmers Fair
Wildlife Heritage Festival
Hackettstown Spring Festival
American Mosquito Control Assoc.,Inc.(AMCA)
NJ League of Municipalities (with NJMCA)
Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
NJ Mosquito Control Association Newsletter & Proceedings of the NJMCA Annual Meetings http://www.njmca.org
Proceedings of the Northeastern Mosquito Control Association Annual Meetings
American Mosquito Control Association Newsletter Wing Beats
Warren County Commission staff members have also participated in statewide and nationwide public education activities including:
- The establishment of the NJ Mosquito Control Associations first Public Relations Committee and subsequent subdivision, the Education Committee
- The initial development of the website for the American Mosquito Control Association www.mosquito.org
- The development of the first website for the New Jersey Mosquito Biology and Control community
- The establishment of the nationally recognized and celebrated National Mosquito Control Awareness Week link to AMCA resolution
WCMEC file photos