This is a repeating eventjune 28, 2022 12:00 pm
Everyone Hates Mosquitoes June 14 • 12-1 pm In-person at Trailside June 28 • 12-1 pm Online via Zoom/Dial-in The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration
Everyone Hates Mosquitoes
June 14 • 12-1 pm
In-person at Trailside
June 28 • 12-1 pm
Online via Zoom/Dial-in
The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” free online. These talks give access to the world’s most inspiring voices, discussing a vast range of themes. Join educator Mike Trebilcock on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch to watch a TED talk (typically 10-20 minutes each) and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented.
3 new ways to kill mosquitoes
We can use a mosquito’s own instincts against her. In a rather unforgettable presentation, Bart Knols demos the imaginative solutions his team is developing to fight malaria — including Limburger cheese and a deadly pill.
Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth – mosquitoes
What do we really know about mosquitoes? Fredros Okumu catches and studies these disease-carrying insects for a living — with the hope of crashing their populations. Join Okumu for a tour of the frontlines of mosquito research, as he details some of the unconventional methods his team at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania have developed to target what has been described as the most dangerous animal on earth.
How to design mosquitoes out of cities
As cities adopt greener, more sustainable designs, there’s risk of a dangerous and unwelcome tenant moving in: mosquitoes. Researcher Cameron Webb explains what urban planners and the general public need to understand about mosquitoes — the deadliest animals on the planet — in order to avoid future outbreaks of disease carried by these pesky insects.
Please note: TED is again concurrent with lunch. If you would like to get a meal the day of the program, please be sure to register for your meal by 9 am the day of the program or on the form below. Be sure to arrive prior to the program start time, by between 11:30 and 11:45 am to begin lunch.
Reserve your spot below or by calling 989-633-3700! Online registration is available up until 2 hours prior to the program start time. If you are attempting to register less than 2 hours prior, please call 989-633-3700 for assistance.
TED: Everyone Hates Mosquitoes
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