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YOUNG SCIENTIST WORKSHOP

Recognizing the importance of exposing young people to the ecology and biology of the arthropod family, TIDREC, organized a practical workshop with 30 students of SK Petaling Jaya (1), Selangor recently. This is the first time, TIDREC organize such program. We chose to engage with school children aged 10 and 11, and share with them about the biological of blood-sucking insects, such as Aedes mosquitoes, ticks, and black flies. The main objective of this workshop is to provide knowledge transfer on vectors of disease agent to community in Malaysia.

The main activity carried out with the students of this school is the observation of the physiological forms and physiology of these three species under the microscope provided. The workshops included an activities to strengthen their understanding, including answering quiz questions, completing 'puzzle', and constructing clay-based insect models