Community Outreach

The County of Santa Clara Vector Control District controls and monitors mosquitoes, ticks, yellowjackets, bedbugs, rats, coyotes, and other harmful vectors that carry diseases. It is our goal to provide educational efforts for the prevention and control of vector-related health risks through our community outreach program.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our in-person presentations, lectures, and display booths have been placed on hold until further notice.

The district’s outreach program involves the following services

School Presentations​
Display Booth and Health Lectures​


Interested parties can request a presentation using our online form​.​

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School Presentations

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The District offers FREE presentations and hand-on activities for K-12 students through our Outreach Program. The Outreach Program is conducted in collaboration with school teachers and staff. Our Health Educator can provide a 30 - 45 minute presentation ranging in topics from mosquitoes, disease-causing insects, and wildlife such as coyotes, raccoons and others. Presentations are available for for individual classes or school assemblies. Our interactive lessons are tailored to specific age groups and can include live demos, hands-on activities, and assignments to help further raise awareness.

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​Lessons include:​

  • Presentations on mosquitoes and other vectors and their role in the environment 
  • Mosquito control shared responsibility
  • Active learning
  • Student collaboration
  • Science lab kit

If you are interested in taking advantage of our Outreach Program, please submit your request using our online form or send an email to [email protected] You can also call our outreach support person at 408-918-4794.

Home and Distance Learning Resources

If you are interested in additional materials to use for supplemental education at home or for distance learning, please download our Mosquito Activity Book tailored for K-5 grade students. This workbook's objective is to teach students about the mosquito life cycle. For an additional lesson extension, you can use the mosquito life cycle video for a more visual explanation.

For more information on mosquito prevention and mosquito services available, please visit our mosquito homepage.

 

 

Display Booth and Health Lectures

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Vector Control Outreach team also collaborates with community groups and participates in community events such as:​​

  • Community fairs 
  • Health fairs
  • Corporate Health Events
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​​​In addition, the District also offers vector-related health presentations to community groups such as:​​

  • ​​​Community associations
  • Civic groups
  • Homeowner associations
  • Other interested groups request a presentation using schedule request our online form.​​​
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