Virginia Mosquito Control Association is holding its annual Adult Mosquito Identification Course on Monday, May 8, 2023 at Suffolk Mosquito Control, 800 Carolina Road, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 in the administration building, training room 128. This will be a one-day event. The class will be conducted by VMCA’s Education Committee and taught by local Virginia mosquito control biologists.
While we aim to be as current and informative about our local (mainly Tidewater area) species as time allows, this class will not be strict taxonomy, but more of a practical training geared toward seasonal interns, summer part-time biology positions, or mosquito biologists new to the area. Class size is limited to 30; attendees should have mosquito surveillance and/or identification in their job description and duties. New participants will take precedence over returning individuals; if space is available then others will be accepted.
Sign-up is on a first-come basis so please sign up early! Email your name and organization to Education Committee Chair Katherine Reutt, firstname.lastname@example.org in order to register for the course.
Registration closes April 28th
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided by VMCA. If you have dietary restrictions and/or would like to bring your own food, a refrigerator/freezer and microwave are available.
Please see below for the class agenda, student supply list, directions, and more. An order form for the recommended ID guide is provided if needed (also available here: https://www.ncmvca.org/).
If you are missing anything from the supply list, please notify Katherine when signing up.
After May 3, point of contact for coordinating supplies drop-off or other questions:
Karen Akaratovic, Suffolk Mosquito Control (email@example.com , 757-514-7608)