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DEEP’s Kellogg Environment Center Teaches Mosquito Identification Methods

Join the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby on Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30 PM to learn about the biology of mosquitos and the threats they pose to public health. Roger Wolfe, the coordinator for the CT DEEP Wetland Habitat and Mosquito Management (WHAMM) will present this program, which will include a training on how to use the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper. This app allows the public to collect data for GLOBE’s ongoing citizen science efforts, and teaches them mosquito identification methods.  
The WHAMM program uses an Integrated Mosquito Management strategy which manages mosquitoes by monitoring adult and larval mosquito population, offering public education, and biological and chemical control methods. The focus of WHAMM’s public education is to educate the public on how to eliminate sources of mosquitos around their homes and minimize exposure.        
The Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment Program is an international science and education program sponsored by NASA that allows the public to participate in data collection and better understand the earths systems and global environment. Currently the GLOBE observer program accepts data on mosquito habitats. The data is used to help predict disease out breaks and the range and spread of invasive mosquito species. 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, but not required. All ages are encouraged to come and learn about the biology and impacts of mosquitos in Connecticut.
The Kellogg Environmental Center, a facility of the DEEP, is open 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off of Rte. 34 in Derby. For further information or directions please email or phone the Center at (203)734-2513.

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