Lyme Disease Awareness Month Activities

In-person Lyme Disease Awareness Month activities are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 situation in Maine. See Maine CDC's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profiles for more information on Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases throughout the month of May.

Visit these Maine locations displaying tickborne disease informational materials during Lyme Disease Awareness Month:

  • Cabela's (Scarborough)
  • Kittery Trading Post (Kittery)
  • L.L. Bean (Freeport)

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

Do you have children ages 5 to 14 years old? Maine CDC developed tick curricula including videos and activities for children to help them learn more about ticks, the diseases they can spread, and prevention.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month Poster Contest 2021

The theme for the 12th annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest is: Stop. Check. Prevent.

Posters should illustrate at least one of the four personal prevention techniques:

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

For more information about tick prevention, please visit Tick Prevention and Property Management.

Below are the 2021 “Stop. Check. Prevent.” poster contest winners:

Grade K-1 winner
Evelyn Hibbard
1st grade
Suzanne Smith Elementary School
Grade 2-3 winner
Lulu Willauer
3rd grade
Stratton Elementary School
Grade 4-5 winner
Alexia Indermuehle
5th grade
Andover Elementary School
Grade 6-8 winner
Aiden Zagelder
8th grade
Hichborn Middle School
Honorable Mention Winner
Avery Cook
4th grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary School

2021 Governor's Proclamation of May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month (PDF)

Lyme Poster Gallery


Lyme Disease Awareness Month partners for 2021 include:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Cathance River Educational Alliance Downeast Public Health District
Girl Scouts of Maine Healthy Acadia
Homeschoolers of Maine Katahdin Area Boy Scout Council
Kate Furbish Elementary School Maine Environmental Education Association
Maine Medical Association Maine Public Health Association
Maine Veterinary Medical Association MaineHealth Center for Health Improvement
Penquis Public Health District Professional Logging Contractors of Maine
Sanford-Springvale YMCA University of Maine Cooperative Extension
University of Maine at Augusta Senior College WFST Radio
WRFR Radio Greater Lovell Land Trust
WABI Television Maine Professional Guides Association
Integrative Health Center of Maine Kennebec Valley YMCA
Portland Radio Group Association of State Wetland Managers
Maine Library Association Maine Rivers
Arundel Conservation Trust Central Lincoln County YMCA
Maine Lobstermen's Association Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Friends of Maine Coastal Islands Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
Maine Department of Education Maine Parent Teacher Association
Maine Recreation and Park Association Maine Osteopathic Association
Cabela's Kittery Trading Post
L.L. Bean Maine Primary Care Association
WVII/WFVX Television

Participants for the 2021 “Stop. Check. Prevent.” poster contest include:

Name School Grade
Alexia Indermuehle Andover Elementary School 5
Ava White Guilford Christian Academy 4
Aiden Zagelder Hichborn Middle School 8
Emienne CoyleHichborn Middle School 6
Julianna Grey Hichborn Middle School 8
Landen Boobar Hichborn Middle School 8
Seaira McCormack Hichborn Middle School 8
Elliott Szarowski Homeschool 6
Quinn Szarowski Homeschool 6
Duncan McCloy Mabel I. Wilson School K
Hallie Oldham Poland Community School 2
Hannah McKenneySongo Locks School 3
Alaina Kachnovich Spruce Mt. Elementary School 5
Avery Cook Spruce Mt. Elementary School 4
Brody Johnson Spruce Mt. Elementary School 3
Haley Dumais Spruce Mt. Elementary School 4
Harlee Foss Spruce Mt. Elementary School 3
Linda Lake Spruce Mt. Elementary School 5
Summit Woodcock Spruce Mt. Elementary School 5
Zander Janelle Spruce Mt. Elementary School 4
Addie Knieser Stratton Elementary School 3
Autumn Wyman Stratton Elementary School 2
Brooke HuddlestonStratton Elementary School K
Kinley WymanStratton Elementary School 2
Koltyn WilliamsStratton Elementary School 2
Lulu WillauerStratton Elementary School 3
Mia Bella LynchStratton Elementary School 4
Miles OickleStratton Elementary School 1
Neve MaturaiStratton Elementary School 1
Ruby WillauerStratton Elementary School K