Professional educators in both conventional classrooms and non-traditional teaching situations need specialized and easily accessible materials and tools to teach students about tick-bite prevention.

Classroom-based Teaching

  • Here, you will find a complete, downloadable classroom-based curriculum for classroom teachers which includes a teacher’s guide, teacher Power Point, handouts, exercises, assignments and activities for students. This curriculum is aimed at grades 4-6 and is aligned with California State Standards for Health and Science. It is also in alignment with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), written by a California credentialed science teacher with an MEd in curriculum design.

    Student Packet

    Student packet and activities including word search, crossword puzzle and a STEM extension assignment(.pdf, 14 pages)

    Teacher Overview

    TickSense Curriculum: Teacher Overview (.pdf, 18 pages)


    Tick Education Powerpoint

    TickSense Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt, 11 pages)


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Other Teaching Situations and Materials

Materials for outdoor educators, naturalists, residential outdoor programs, and classroom teachers leading field trips are assembled here to assist you with materials and handouts that can be used independently—or to supplement and extend a classroom-based environment. These materials can be used in combination with the classroom curriculum above, or as stand-alone elements. We also have downloadable information that you can share with parents in advance of students arriving at your program—and you can cut and paste this information into your own download information packets for parents. You decide what’s best for your teaching situation.

Education FlyerDistribute tick-bite prevention protocol and procedures to your naturalists and staff. Click here for an informational flyer for educators that you can post at your school.

 

It is important to note that you could have some, and not all, of the symptoms at every stage. If you suspect you may have Lyme disease, talk to your doctor. Download our Lyme Symptoms PDF in English and Spanish for your reference.

 

Tick Bite DocumentationIf a child is bitten while visiting your facility, you want to be sure the correct information goes home to parents. Click here for a form in English and Spanish that you may download and copy so you can be confident that parents are informed about their options following a tick bite.

 

Tick-bite Prevention Materials for Parents and Teachers

Administrators—consider adding tick-bite prevention information to your “getting ready for outdoor education” download packet for parents and teachers. Click here for a word document in English, and click here for the Spanish version, that you may cut-and-paste into your existing materials for packing lists and pre-outdoor education preparation information.

Tick Bite DocumentationAdministrators—consider adding tick-bite prevention information to your “getting ready for outdoor education” download packet for parents and teachers. Click here for a word document in English, and click here for the Spanish version, that you may cut-and-paste into your existing materials for packing lists and pre-outdoor education preparation information.

Insect Shield Order FormShare tick-bite prevention options by treating clothing with Permethrin. Click here for information about InsectShield and an order form for treating your clothing with Permethrin.

 

Free Signage and Tick Removal Tools

We provide free signage and tools to educational programs and organizations to help remind children and adults to check themselves for ticks daily. Our signage is made of waterproof and graffiti-proof material. Please contact us directly at info@bayarealyme.org so we may discuss your needs.

Kid Tick-Check Sign

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Adult Tick-Check Sign

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 Tick Keys

 

 

 

 

 

“The tick check signs are highly effective. Students alert us immediately if they find a tick embedded anywhere on their bodies. The fact that these are waterproof and graffiti proof has been a big help. Thank you, Bay Area Lyme!”  – Katie Anderson, Cyamaca Outdoor School, San Diego Office of Education.

“The tick keys have been a phenomenal addition to our health and safety program on Stanford Campus. We are thrilled to partner with Bay Area Lyme to bring such effective tick-bite prevention awareness to our employees.”  – Sarah E. Martin, Stanford Environmental Health and Safety

Partnership Opportunities

We can partner with your organization to make customized tick-bite prevention materials for you at cost. Please contact us directly to discuss your needs. Click here to visit our Partner Page.

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