This course will provide education on the connection between health and housing. By the end of the training you will know the seven principles of a Healthy Home and how to take a holistic approach to improve the health of households. Cost: $25 for two full training days (Limited scholarships available). Lunch will be provided. Training by Dion Lerman, PA IPM Program.
Regular pest management assessments and walk-throughs are key to a successful Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Join EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM as we explore why and how to do systematic inspections, known as crawl-throughs, of your school to recognize pest-conducive conditions and the calling cards left by pests.
Is it a wasp, a bee, or a hornet? Why do I care? Dr. Charles Ray of Auburn University will explain the difference between these creatures, and give practical tips for preventing hornets, yellow jackets and other wasps from ruining your next picnic.
he Great Insect Fair is moving to Ag Progress Days! New for 2015, The Great Insect Fair will be featured in the Entomology Tent on West 8th beside the Youth Building. Join us for a new and exciting theme each day!
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is held annually during three days in August.
Join this webinar to hear why school staff are raving about this new tool! The Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades (the Guide) helps school districts protect student and staff health by using a holistic approach to indoor environmental quality and energy management for building upgrade projects.
Through a partnership with the Boston University (BU) School of Social Work, BU School of Public Health, and the University of Nebraska, Omaha, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) learned that clutter is often associated with an increase in pest reports among their residents. This can certainly be an obstacle to implementing a successful integrated pest management program. In this webinar, learn how you can use their experience, tools, and intervention program to train your own staff to help residents with clutter and hoarding issues. You and your staff will learn how to recognize, flag units, and rate the severity of clutter or potential hoarding, and then offer an intervention that will empower residents to address hoarding behaviors.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 14th Community Involvement Training Conference will be held August 4 – 6, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. This dynamic conference brings together more than 450 people from EPA and the Agency’s partners and stakeholders who plan and implement environmental community involvement, partnership, stewardship, outreach, and education programs.
This summer, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) will host the first annual Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit on July 30 and 31 in Seattle, WA. We are inviting the top facility managers, school decision makers, green cleaning experts and vendors from across the nation. We’ll have the leading voices in green cleaning there, such as Steve Ashkin, founder and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools & The Ashkin Group, and Rachel Gutter, senior vice president of knowledge at the U.S. Green Building Council and Director of the Center for Green Schools.
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University will be hosting the third International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy from July 18-20, 2016. The conference will be held at Penn State’s campus in University Park, PA.
Get a fresh perspective on choosing the right materials for your school buildings! Join IAQ experts as they discuss the role of proper materials selection in improving IAQ and how it affects student and staff health, as well as construction and operating costs.
Join NYS IPM's Dr. Matt Frye as he provides an update on bed bug biology and management, including those involved in hotel management, social services, property management and health department workers who visit homes. $10.00 per attendee payable by cash or check to “Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County”. PRE-REGISTRATION BY 7/13/15.
The Community Asthma Prevention Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, in collaboration with federal, state, and local partners, are organizing a summit in Philadelphia to promote the value of home-based interventions for children with poorly controlled asthma and reimbursement mechanisms for in-home asthma services by health care insurers for children in low-income households. Participants will include housing and health representatives from government, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Building on the success of the first two national Health Impact Assessment (HIA) meetings, this conference will convene a diverse group of individuals interested in learning more about HIA and advancing the field, especially decision-makers and program leaders from multiple sectors and at all levels of government. The areas of interest include planning, transportation, criminal justice, housing, agriculture, energy, environment, education, fiscal, economic, and labor policy.
A special classroom and field workshop for the establishment and management of lawns in new and existing residential developments. Properly designed and managed lawns can assist in reducing stormwater losses from residential areas. This workshop will be conducted by faculty from University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Penn State, and is designed to provide attendees with current information on turf establishment and management practices that reduce runoff and lawn fertilizer use.
This webinar will prepare you to explain the effect of proper cleaning and maintenance on student, staff and building health and performance; determine appropriate standards for “clean” in a school environment and learn how to achieve them; develop and implement a preventative maintenance plan to reduce costs and improve health by using effective cleaning practices; establish cleaning and maintenance training programs to increase efficiency and protect the health of custodial or janitorial staff; and recognize and apply proven criteria for choosing safe and appropriate cleaning products using national tools and resources.
Join EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM as we explore the ways to keep students and staff safe from stinging insects at your school. Stinging insects, mainly yellow jackets and wasps, present risks from their painful stings to potentially severe allergic reactions. In this webinar, you’ll learn to identify these pests and the steps you should take to manage them as part of your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. IPM is a smart, sensible and sustainable approach to pest management recommended by EPA.
USDA Farm to School staff and guest speakers have just what you need to start or expand your farm to school program in the new year. This 11-part webinar series will help you build your farm to school skills and develop new strategies for bringing local foods into the lunchroom. Join us for tips and insights on topics like building a team, menu planning, program sustainability, and more! New this year: earn SNA Continuing Education Units for each webinar attended.
Human population growth and climate change present major challenges to sustainable food production. Plant biologists are developing and applying new integrative Big Data approaches to address these challenges. This symposium, “Plant Stress-Omics in a Changing Climate”, will bring together scientists who are working at various –omics levels to understand impacts of environmental stress on plants and to develop solutions for agricultural systems of the future.