Outreach and Education


Want someone to talk to your group about tick bite prevention and tick control?    

The Maine Center for Disease Control Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program's Local Health Officer Service offers outreach to groups and communities. LHOs began their work in 1885 and have a long and proud tradition of serving their communities. Click on the link above and follow instructions to find your Local Heath Service Officer.


Want to teach your students about ticks?

The Maine Center for Disease Control Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program offers tick-borne disease resources for educators.  Click on the above link to access these and other online resources:

  • “Ticks: Know Your Enemy” is geared towards 5th graders and excellent for general audiences.  It is professionally narrated by Mr. Doug Rafferty, former WGME news anchor and current head of public information and education at the Maine Inland Fisheries and Widlife Department.
  • “Lyme Disease: Facts for Kids" is the entertaining Sesame Street Movie geared for 3rd graders and under.