In October 2019, the Urban Ecosystem Project received additional support from the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program at NIH to expand our project aims to include book publishing and additional youth programming.
Mosquitoes & Me Comic Book Club
Participants from the Mosquitoes & Me Summer Camp were invited to join a unique after-school program. The young mosquito scientists are applying their knowledge of mosquito biology, ecology and infectious disease to the creation of their own comic book stories. Additionally, they provide critical feedback and material for the professional comic book, to be published and released in late 2020.
Publishing a Mosquito Science Comic Book
We are very excited to be working with a team of scientists and artists to create a NEW comic book! They include Judy Diamond, Bob Hall, and Aaron Sutherlen. These team members are very experienced, having published the Carnival of Contagion, World of Viruses, and Occupied by Microbes!. You can download these stories (with additional activities and podcasts included) from the iTunes App store.
Our NEW mosquito comic book is currently being created and illustrated. We expect to be publish it in mid 2020.
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