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Lynne Middleton, Interim State 4-H Curriculum Specialist

There are many organizations throughout the state of Tennessee that strive to offer curriculum that is fun and encourages learning.

The MEGA:BITESS Academy is one of those.

The MEGA:BITESS Academy is designed to stimulate innovative classroom teaching and learning, facilitate a workforce interested in entomology and geospatial sciences, and foster a community awareness of La Crosse encephalitis. The organization trains educators to develop STEM projects for their middle and high school students by examining environmental factors related to mosquito oviposition (egg-laying).

Dr. Rebecca Trout-Fryzell oversees the program and has worked with Lynne Middleton, Interim State 4-H Curriculum Specialist, to provide lesson plans for 4-H members. As always, collaborations in the Herbert College of Agriculture are appreciated; this is another great example! 

This week’s published lesson is authored by David Wehunt, a Soddy Daisy High School teacher. “What Else is Living in Your MEGA:BITESS Ovitraps?”. Thank you, Mr. Wehunt, for creating a lesson that will interest youth involved in the Entomology project.


For more information on all things curriculum in Tennessee, contact Lynne Middleton.