Before conducting any experiments in the lab, the Mice Against Ticks team approached the citizens of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to test their interest and seek their input. Over the past few years, their team has repeatedly visited the islands to answer questions and ask some of their own. Information on many of their public presentations can be found here, including links to video recordings and slide decks from presentations on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk.

Watch these videos to become more familiar with the project, or scroll to the end to hear from island residents and visitors as they participate in public Q&A sessions. Should questions of your own arise as you watch and listen, please do not hesitate to reach out. We want to hear from you!


August 2018, Nantucket Community Meeting Link to a video recording of this meeting: https://youtu.be/8OUGutm-GBM?t=1s


July 2018, Martha’s Vineyard Community Meeting Link to a video recording of this meeting: http://mvtv.vod.castus.tv/vod/?video=96d456b6-b962-4ac7-8626-c30f097ebd89


May 2018, Nantucket Select Board Meeting Link to a video recording of this meeting: https://youtu.be/JiGER7oSzOk?t=49m3s

Meeting slide deck:


May 2018, Cuttyhunk Selectmen Meeting Meeting slide deck:


August 2017, Nantucket Board of Health Meeting Link to a video recording of this meeting: https://youtu.be/gFITF52OOAs


May 2017, Aquinnah Board of Health Meeting Meeting slide deck:


May 2017, MVRHS Presentation Meeting slide deck:


March 2017, Edgartown Board of Health Meeting Meeting slide deck:


January 2017, Nantucket Board of Health Meeting Link to a video recording of this meeting: https://youtu.be/yUJPAsAAjTM


July 2016, Edgartown Public Library Community Meeting Link to a video recording of this meeting: http://mvtv.vod.castus.tv/vod/?video=05a45962-408c-405a-8527-3449278dc9b5


June 2016, Nantucket Board of Health Meeting Link to a video recording of this meeting: https://youtu.be/yHMAACm_Kfo


December 2015, Exploratory Workshop Meeting slide deck:

Exploratory Workshop at MIT on December 11, 2015