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Sonoma preschoolers learn about yellow jackets

The Marin-Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District protects the health and welfare of the communities it serves from mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases by utilizing cost-effective, environmentally responsible integrated vector management practices.

El Verano Preschool Director Sonya Valiente invited Vector Control to come to her classroom and presentat on yellow jackets.

“He was here for 30 minutes, read a story and talked about wasps,” she said. “The children learned what to do when they see a yellow jacket and how to help them. He left visuals for the children to look at, including a nest, photos and game.”

Valiente said that last year Vector Control came to her classroom to talk about mosquitoes, and that her young students were excited by the real-world learning in both presentations.

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