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.
A comprehensive, high-performing green cleaning program can improve student and staff health and attendance, improve the overall cleanliness of your school, and reduce custodial costs.
Sponsored by the Health Federation of Philadelphia, Early Head Start, and Health Services Advisory Committee
Gain strategies, protocols and confidence in dealing with and helping clients with bed bugs. Sponsored by the Lead and Healthy Housing Program, PA Department of Health and National Nursing Centers Consortium. Training provided by PA IPM staff. Cost: $25, includes lunch and a flash drive with resources
Mary Purcell-Miramontes, the National Program Leader for the USDA-AFRI Program on Insects and Nematodes in Plant Systems, will present a seminar on April 24 as part of Penn State's Huck and College of Ag Sciences sponsored "Pollinator Health and Policy Seminar Series".
In honor of National Healthy Schools Day, CHPS is reprising the session from the 2014 CEFPI International conference in Portland, OR, and GreenBuild conference in New Orleans, LA, as a webinar.
Come to this premiere horticultural event featuring experts from throughout the country who will give in-depth presentations on their field of expertise.
This is a continuation of the Indoor Air Quality Master Class Webinar Series.
Presented by the Green & Healthy Schools Academy – Fresh, clean air is essential for all of us to think and function, especially children. While many schools have older ventilation systems, there is still much that can be done to ensure that the systems are working as best as possible. Tim Butler of Integrated Services & Consultants will share best practices of HVAC maintenance specifically for schools, and what to think about when upgrading. School personnel can receive a full discount on the price of registration.
aught by the National Center for Healthy Housing and sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health’s Office of Healthy Environments and the American Lung Association of Delaware, this course will focus on the connection between health and housing. Attendees will learn techniques on taking a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. In addition, they will practice collaboration methods to make healthy homes a reality in their community.
Pests can be a nuisance that just won't go away! The monthly spraying of toxic chemicals is an outdated pest management technique that usually does more harm than good to overall school health. Join us in learning safe strategies for controlling pests in your school! Ms. Garling and Ms. Niedermeier are with the PA Integrated Pest Management Program at Penn State University. This session is geared toward anyone in the school community - parents, teachers, administration and facility directors.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and Penn State Extension team up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed on critical production issues. The series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states.
The Symposium will begin with a keynote address by Sieglinde Snapp, Professor of Soils and Cropping Systems Ecology, Michigan State University, entitled "Cover Crops and Perennial Grains for Future Cropping Systems." The keynote address, co-hosted by the Department of Plant Science and the Penn State Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, will be held in Room 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building from 12:20-1:10pm.
The 8th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah USA from March 24-26, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Headquarters hotel will be the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown. Symposium sessions will address IPM across disciplines, internationally, in the market place, urban settings, greenhouses and more.
Bed bugs continue to show up in schools across the nation. Their arrival can cause headaches for everyone from the administration to the nurse and facility manager. This presentation discusses the challenges bed bugs present and your important role in protecting the students and staff. Bed bugs are uniquely different from most indoor pests.