Public Outreach

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. 

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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. 

Open Houses

Pequest Fish Festival/Open House
Warren County Mosquito Commission

School Related Presentations/Participation

Belvidere Elementary School- 5 th graders
Memorial School , Washington Twp.- 4 th grader
Hackettstown Elementary School
Mosquito Day School wide Event
Warren County 4H Government Career Day
Blair Academy Women's Health Fair

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Hands on Activities

Nationally Organized Events

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week
National Public Health Week

Warren County Farmers Fair 

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Fairs/Festivals

Wildlife Heritage Festival
Warren County Farmers Fair
Knowlton Riverfest

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Classroom Presentation

Municipal Events

Hackettstown Spring Festival
Belvidere Water Festival
Festival in the Borough, Washington
Liberty Township Community Day

Professional Meetings

American Mosquito Control Assoc.,Inc.(AMCA)
NJ Mosquito Control Association, Inc.(NJMCA)
Northeastern Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Control Association

State Conventions

NJ League of Municipalities (with NJMCA)
NJ Education Association (with NJMCA)

Other Presentations

Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
JCP&L Field Staff
Hackettstown Hospital Seniors

Publications

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

http://wingbeats.floridamosquito.org/WingBeats/pdfs/Vol10No3.pdf

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