Breaking Down Barriers

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Test out your guesses for the best way to control mosquito populations, expanding due to climate change, and the diseases they carry.

Mosquito populations are predicted to extend their ranges to new areas as a result of climate change. This brings about concerns for the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, and West Nile. In this activity, participants can explore changes in mosquito populations over several decades, correlated to changes in temperature. They also learn multiple ways to suppress mosquito populations in order to create their own hypothesis on the most effective methods for mosquito control.

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