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Science and Nature Program and Nature Explorers
April 14, 2:00 pm
Dare 2B Tick Aware
Chelsea Gross is the West Nile Virus Program Technician at the Westmoreland Conservation District and a certified Dare 2B Tick Aware facilitator. Chelsea is responsible for mosquito education, surveillance, and control in Westmoreland County to help prevent human exposure to mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus. Dare 2B Tick Aware is a tick and Lyme disease prevention program put together by the PA Lyme Resource Network. Come learn about common ticks in Pennsylvania and their habitats, the diseases ticks can transmit, early symptoms of Lyme disease, and prevention measures to take to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases. Afterwards, come join us on a nature hike for a tick dragging demonstration along our forest edges and trails.
“Watch out for ticks!” We all hear it, but what does it really mean? Come explore with us as we find out more about ticks, where they’re found, and how to be Lyme alert. After the activities learning about ticks, we will head outside to observe a tick drag.