2020-2021 Cohort Application is open!
Before you apply, please prepare the following:


In the application, you will be required to:

(1) Email a letter of support (View letter template) from your principal or immediate supervisor directly to


(2) Provide your answers to a series of open response questions. It is best that you prepare your responses in advance and copy/paste them into the application. 

They are:

  • Why are you interested in the MEGA:BITESS Academy? (100 word maximum)

  • How could you incorporate what you learn in the Academy into your classroom? (100 word maximum)

  • What challenges or obstacles do you think you will face during the Academy? (100 word maximum)

  • How will you overcome these challenges or obstacles? (100 word maximum)

  • Why should you be selected for the MEGA:BITESS Academy? (100 word maximum)

2020-2021 Important Dates

Educator applications due April 30, 2020

Educators notified week of May 6, 2020

MEGA:BITESS workshop - June 22-26, 2020

MEGA:BITESS community surveillance due November 1 2020

GIS workshop - February 20 (back up day due to weather February 27) 2021

GIS maps due April 24, 2021

Communications workshop - April 24, 2021

Communications project due June 1, 2021

Medical Entomology & Geospatial Analyses:

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