Lyme Disease Awareness Month Activities

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.

2022 Calendar of Events:

  • May 21 – LL Bean Flagship store in Freeport from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lyme Disease Awareness Month Poster Contest 2022

The theme for the 13th annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest is: Tick Wise

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 2022 “Tick Wise” poster contest winners:

Grade K-1 winner
Samantha Landry
1st grade
Stratton Elementary School
Grade 2-3 winner
Maisy Emery
3rd grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary School
Grade 4-5 winner
Anna Moffett
5th grade
Spruce Mountain Elementary School
Grade 6-8 winner
Alexander Pierpont
7th grade
Oceanside Middle School
Honorable Mention Winner
Addie Knieser
4th grade
Stratton Elementary School

2022 Governor's Proclamation of May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month (PDF)

Lyme Poster Gallery


Lyme Disease Awareness Month partners for 2022 include:

Aroostook Public Health District Blue Hill Heritage Trust
Brunswick School Department Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
The Forest Society of Maine Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
Healthy Acadia Insect Shield
Integrative Health Center of Maine Katahdin Area Boy Scout Council
Kate Furbish Elementary School Maine Calling - Maine Public Radio
Maine Department of Labor Maine Department of Education
Maine Medical Association Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Maine Osteopathic Association Maine Public Health Association
Maine School Garden Network Maine Summer Camps
MaineHealth Center for Health Improvement Maine Veterinary Medical Association
Mount Desert Island YMCA MSAD 15
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute University of Southern Maine Penquis District Public Health Council
Professional Logging Contractors of Maine RSU 19
TickEase, Inc. UMaine Cooperative Extension of Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties
UMaine Cooperative Extension of Knox and Lincoln Counties UMaine Cooperative Extension of Somerset County
Waldo County YMCA WFST Radio
WRFR Radio York County Master Gardener Association

Participants for the 2022 “Tick Wise” poster contest include:

Name School Grade
Isabella Thomas Stratton Elementary School 1
Kendall MacLean Stratton Elementary School 1
Samantha Landry Stratton Elementary School 1
Violet Gallagher Center for Teaching and Learning 2
Hallie Williams Stratton Elementary School 2
Levi Moors Stratton Elementary School 2
Lily Pitcher Stratton Elementary School 2
Miles Oickle Stratton Elementary School 2
Eli Ayer Spruce Mountain Elementary School 3
Maisy Emery Spruce Mountain Elementary School 3
Owen Medrano Spruce Mountain Elementary School 3
Autumn Wyman Stratton Elementary School 3
Jasper Downing Stratton Elementary School 3
Shilo Small Stratton Elementary School 3
Caitrin Pratt Spruce Mountain Elementary School 4
Kaydance Osborne Spruce Mountain Elementary School 4
Addie Knieser Stratton Elementary School 4
Lulu Willauer Stratton Elementary School 4
Norah Landry Stratton Elementary School 4
Anna Moffett Spruce Mountain Elementary School 5
Lilliane Austin Spruce Mountain Elementary School 5
Quinn Bennett Spruce Mountain Elementary School 5
Malachi Fairfield Oceanside Middle School 6
Alexander Pierpont Oceanside Middle School 7
Jayson Seiders Oceanside Middle School 8