Biology students Austin Edwards, Rebecca Kruise, Victoria
Stone, Shannon Tepe, and Emily Welch, and faculty members Anne and Tom Simmons, presented a
blacklegged tick and Lyme disease seminar for the Evergreen Conservancy at Blue
Spruce County Park on April 15, 2016.
The “Safely Exploring the Woods in the Age Ticks and Lyme
Disease” seminar was well attended by more than 100 people. The latest news on
blacklegged tick and Lyme disease occurrence and distribution were presented to
the audience, as well as information on tick biology, tick-bite prevention and
removal, tick reduction landscaping, and Lyme disease testing, symptoms, and
Pictured from left to right are Rebecca Kruise, Emily Welch,
Austin Edwards, Victoria Stone, and Shannon Tepe.