Florida’s Deadliest Insects Symposium & Mosquito Clay Workshops

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Florida’s Deadliest Insects Symposium & Mosquito Clay Workshops

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest insects not only in Florida but worldwide. Mosquitoes carry malaria West Nile virus, Dengue fever and other serious diseases. Discover how to reduce mosquito-borne illnesses with field experts at the symposium. Be sure to check out Florida’s Deadliest Insects exhibition!

Scientific Symposium @ Wells Fargo Community Conference Room, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
    Welcome
    Maria Corena McLeod, PhD – WSAID
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
    “Enemies at the Gate”
    Joe Colon – AMCA
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
    Biology of larval and adult mosquitoes
    Paul J. Linser, PhD , Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Whitney laboratory for Marine Bioscience (University of Florida)
  • 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
    Novel technologies, what does the future of mosquito control look like?
    Caroline Efstathion, PhD, Molecular Entomology
    Anastasia Mosquito Control District of St. Johns County
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
    Thinking outside of the box. My experience in mosquito control.
    Manuel Lluberas, PHD – WSAID

Mosquito Clay Workshops @ Classrooms, 1 – 4 p.m.
Kids get a chance to construct their own mosquito from clay! While the adults assist, they can take away information about mosquitoes and learn best practices to reduce mosquito-borne illnesses.


This event is included with admission.

 

Sponsored By:
WSAID
Florida Mosquito Control Association
Anastasia Mosquito Control District
AMCA
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Sculpey
Signs Now
Allen Wayne
Sawyer
Analogico
Count Dengue
Wing Beats

Details

Date:
March 30, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

MOSH
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207 United States
Phone:
(904) 396-MOSH