Disease Vector Education Center
Mosquitoes are the number one cause of human death, killing about a quarter of a million people a year. Mosquitoes impact livestock and domestic animals and the cost of death can be huge. Educating people about the dangers of mosquitoes and the many ways to prevent them is an essential part of mosquito control. The AMCD Disease Vector Education Center will be a large contributor to this education locally and globally.
AMCD’s mission is to protect all people of St. Johns County from nuisance mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. The main tools we use for fulfilling our mission are operational control, applied research, and education. This Education Center will be a huge asset to our Education and Operation Programs and will help us engage in a more interactive and fun way with the community. Education is an essential part of any Integrated Pest Management program.
Coming to St. Johns County Summer 2022!
Children can play at our insect-themed outdoor playground highlighting ways to reduce the mosquito population around your home. The education center will feature games, live insects, real microscopes, and models to climb on. Everyone can play with the interactive displays, see examples of real insects, and fly a simulation spray mission in a helicopter.
Learn about mosquito habitats, diseases, life cycles, diseases that are spread by other insects and arthropods, where diseases started, and how to trap and kill mosquitoes in a fun environment. Watch bees at work from inside the education center through a glass hive. Examine other insect specimens from displays. Read about the history of mosquito control.
Watch documentaries about mosquitoes, other disease vectors, and different insects in general in the education center’s movie theater. Enjoy the scenery of the outdoor garden area with a pond, lush native plants, plants that mosquitoes love, and a bat house. Have lunch in the plaza on the benches and picnic tables near the giant mosquito statue.
Make a Donation
Anastasia Mosquito Control District is a Special District getting its funding from the taxpayers of St. Johns County. In an effort to reduce the burden of the costs associated with this Education Center AMCD is asking for help in funding this exciting addition to the historic St. Augustine area.
Contribute as an individual
Become a corporate sponsor
Contribute directly to our Capital campaign (building costs) or our Annual fund (annual day to day cost fund)
We also have naming opportunities for our building, playground, garden, and bat house.
If you would like to donate, or have any questions about donations please contact Richard Weaver at 904-484-7333 or firstname.lastname@example.org