Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS)

Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS)

In-person public events at the Lunar and Planetary Institute have been postponed until further notice. The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s new public engagement program provides the opportunity to connect with planetary scientists from home! Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS) are 30-minute online sessions that include a scientist’s presentation, a demonstration related to the topic, and some time for questions and discussion with the scientist.

VEEPS: Playing Hide and Seek with Mosquito Babies

April 24, 2021, 3:00 p.m. (CDT)

Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS) are online family events that include discussions with a scientist and an activity for children. In celebration of Earth Day, join us to meet Dr. Rusty Low. She will describe how we can find (and prevent) mosquito babies. We will play a game and learn how to collect data that scientists can use to reduce mosquito-borne diseases in communities.

Dr. Rusty Low

Dr. Rusty Low is a senior scientist at the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington, VA. She is the lead scientist for NASA’s GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, a citizen science tool that allows anyone, anywhere to identify, report and mitigate mosquito breeding sites on the landscape. These actions decrease the risk of mosquito-borne disease in communities, and the data is important for scientists involved in mosquito vector disease research.

To participate, you will need a computer or tablet with an internet connection, or you can join on a smartphone. We will send additional directions to all who register.

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