An informational webinar is planned for early June to learn more about the project. Volunteers will receive training the week on June 17, which is expected to take approximately 1.5 hours. Please complete this form to volunteer or to learn more.
What is required of volunteers?Volunteers are needed in the greater Norman–Oklahoma City area who are willing to place three mosquito larvae traps in and around where they live or work. The traps are small, stadium drink cup size and need to be placed in the shade. They can be unobtrusive, in a clump of grass or by a bush - only you and the mosquitoes will know that they are there.
Volunteers will:• Check the traps once a week to see if there are mosquito eggs or larvae in the traps• Record and submit your observations weekly using the free NASA GLOBE Observer mobile app, which is available at no cost in your app store. • If you see eggs in your trap, collect the tongue depressors in a plastic bag and contact the scientist for pickup. • Maintain the traps throughout the mosquito season.• Be invited to attend a final workshop for participating as a citizen scientists to learn more about ongoing research on mosquito-borne diseases in Oklahoma and around the world.