Student posters urge people to “Stop. Check. Prevent” tick-borne diseases
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the winners of its annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest, held for Maine students in kindergarten through grade 8.
Maine CDC holds the contest every May to demonstrate the importance of tick-borne disease prevention and awareness.
Students designed posters on the theme “Stop. Check. Prevent.” Each poster illustrated at least one specific preventive method, such as: use of an EPA-approved repellent, wearing protective clothing, performing daily tick checks, or using caution in tick-infested areas.
Maine CDC selected a winner from each of four age groups: Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8. Each winner received a Maine State Parks family day pass, a certificate, and tick removal kits for every student in their classroom.
To view the winning posters and past poster submissions, and for more information on Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases, visit maine.gov/lyme.