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School Programs

Age-appropriate curricula for students of all ages are presented by District staff.  Staff are currently available for in-person or remote presentations (including remote field trips to visit our laboratory!).


TK/K/1 presentations are 20-30 minutes and include a fun story time, learn about how to properly use a magnifying glass, and time to look at insects stuck in resin.

2/3/4/5 presentations are 1 hour and include a cute overview of the mosquito life cycle (similar to caterpillars and beetles) and a scientific observation/drawing/labelling activity with LIVE mosquito larvae.

Curricula themes for older students can include: life cycles, ecology/environmental biology, chemistry, and informed consumerism.

To schedule a presentation, fill out this form and Dr. Rachel will be in contact with you soon!


A variety of materials are available for borrowing for in-class use for all ages and grade levels.  These materials include:

An assortment of bug-themed children's books and small bug toys
The Preschool Lending Library kit includes a variety of insect-themed books, manipulatives, and puzzles.
  • Specialized aquaria to view the mosquito lifecycle in action,
  • Picture books about insects and diversity in the field of entomology/field biology,
  • Collections of picture-rich reference and field guides for classroom use,
  • Insect-themed puzzles and games for a fun and interactive learning experience, and
  • Large printed maps for classroom use.
A sign on the left says "Mosquito Life Cycle' on top.  In the middle of the sign, there are four circles that show the stages of the mosquito life cycle (adult, egg, larva, pupa). The bottom of the sign says "Mosquitoes need water to grow - dump the water to keep them from growing!".  On the right, there is a clear plastic aquarium.  The aquarium is about half filled with light green colored water. The water has little mosquito larva floating near the surface. A small lock keeps the aquarium closed.
A mosquito aquarium stays in the classroom for a few weeks so students can learn about the mosquito life cycle.
"We were so impressed with your presentation and support materials. It was a huge hit with our kinders, and we hope we have the opportunity to do it again next year. "
Linda, Kindergarten teacher
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