Lyme Disease Awareness Month Activities

In order to promote Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the following materials have been developed for inclusion in newsletters:

  • For the general public (Word, also in PDF*)
  • For medical providers (Word, also in PDF*)
  • For veterinarians (Word, also in PDF*)

2018 Calendar of Events:

Lyme Awareness 2018

The theme for the 9th annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month school poster contest for grades K-8: No Ticks for ME

"No Ticks for ME" is about emphasizing awareness and prevention of ticks.

Make sure to use the No Ticks 4 ME method (below) to remember CDC approved tick prevention techniques:

  1. Use of EPA approved repellent
  2. Wear protective clothing
  3. Perform daily tick checks
  4. Use caution in tick infested areas

Rules for 2018 Lyme Disease Awareness Month K-12 Poster Contest (Word) | also as PDF

Below are the 2017 "Be Tick Smart" poster contest winners:

K-1 winner:
Lylah Shanz
1st grade
Stratton School
Lylah's poster
Grade 2-3 winner
Allison Hanscom
3rd grade
Miles Lane School
Allison's poster
Grade 4-5 winner
Jayvin Saint Louis
4/5 grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary School
Jayvin's poster
Grade 6-8 winner
Emily Seavey
6th grade
Lyman Moore Middle School
Emily's poster
Honorable Mention
Kenzi Jo Richards
4/5 grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary School
Kenzi's poster
Honorable Mention
Noah Koenig
7th grade
Stratton School
Kenzi's poster

We would like to thank our contributors for their efforts:

Maine Senior College Network Maine Rivers Piscataquis Regional YMCA
Kennebec YMCA Maine Department of Environmental Protection Healthy Acadia
Maine Public Health Association Maine Senior College