This webinar is focused on increasing bed bug issues that health departments and health care and social services providers have to contend with. The program reviews how bed bugs are introduced, how they travel, their identification, bed bug myths, pests often confused with bed bugs, where they hide and how to inspect for them. In addition, we will be covering protection and precautions: how to keep service workers from bring them back home or transporting them to other locations. The attendee will learn how to deal with the problem at work by developing and implementing a plan of action, educating staff and clients, tried and true control and management alternatives, and principles of bed bug integrated pest management.
Free webinar on preventing childhood lead poisoning among homeless children hosted by the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) and National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC).
Hear IPM experts discuss best practices for performing regular inspections and preventive measures to reduce contributing factors for bed bugs and lice, as well as proven methods for responding to and eliminating infestations. Learn how to improve the success of your IPM initiatives for bed bugs and lice by scheduling and tracking inspections as part of a preventive maintenance program.
Program to assist childcare centers in becoming more environmentally sustainable. Open to childcare center directors or representatives in Pennsylvania. Topics include non-toxic cleaning, less toxic and preventative pest management, and healthy, sustainable foods. PQAS credit hours will be awarded to participants for Keystone STARS or DPW purposes. Cost is $20, includes lunch and materials. Register by 2/15/12.
This initial session of this three-part panel series will highlight the outreach and educational opportunities that our Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses provide to our neighboring West Philadelphia community. During these academic courses, our students learn the significance of giving back to the community that they call home during their undergraduate years. The purpose of the panel series is to review some of the focus areas that current ABCS courses explore. To aid the public in understanding the focus of our series, we have invited local and regional experts to share their knowledge and experiences on each of these topics. The initial lecture will focus on the “Healthy Home” and the potential health risks that often plague our community because of residential and environmental exposures. Each seminar will be facilitated by a member of the Earth & Environmental Science Department who has been teaching in the ABCS program.
This workshop will is required by the City of Philadelphia for the licensing of Family Providers for safe food handling.
At this Urban Sustainability Forum, find out how high tunnels could help improve access to affordable, nutritious foods in Philadelphia. High tunnels are nonelectric, temporary structures that consist of a layer of plastic over a pipe frame.
Join Master Gardeners Lucille Amadie and Sue Sipos for a fun introduction to in-home worm composting. Save yourself a trip to the compost pile all winter long and turn your kitchen waste into black, high quality, nutrient-rich humus.
Join us for this month’s webinar with leading scientists from two EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers, the University of Washington and the University of California, Berkeley/Eskenazi Children’s Centers. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children’s environmental health.
This webinar is a follow-up to the Virtual School Walkthrough 1.0 webinar, held in December 2011. This webinar will touch upon the information presented in December, but further delve into how you can effectively respond to IAQ issues and concerns and how to communicate your IAQ assessment findings to your school community.
An estimated one-third of schools have poor air quality bad enough to cause respiratory health problems for children and their teachers. The threat to health may be increasing as tight budgets lead to schools cutting back on ventilation, maintenance and upkeep.
Please join us next Thursday for our last webinar on reducing exposure to chemicals in schools.
Discussion on white paper development: "Best Practices and Policies for Eliminating Chemical Releases and Exposures in Schools".
The Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care is for any land care professional or enthusiast to learn the ecology of residential yards or municipal and school grounds and to learn how to care for these spaces using sustainable and safe products and methods. The course is ten years old, has taught over 1200 students, and there are currently about 550 Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs) bringing this expertise to their jobs as landscapers, groundskeepers, conservationists, planners, garden center employees and a number of other fields.
The College of Ag Sciences and the Pennsylvania IPM Program will be exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country.
The DEODC Emergency Preparedness Planning (EPP) Team and the Interstate Chemical Threats Workgroup (ICTW) invites you to attend our Fall Webinar Series
Speakers: David Blake, Environmental Specialist/Indoor Air/Asbestos, Northwest Clean Air Agency Richard Prill, Building Science and Indoor Air Quality Specialist, Washington State University Facilitator: Jennifer Lemon, Indoor Environments Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Attend this webinar to: · Gain insight on how to identify potential IAQ issues before they become major problems for your school community. · Learn when and how to take, interpret and use IAQ-related measurements to determine the condition of your school buildings. · Discover tools and resources your school can use, including checklists within the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit, to conduct a thorough and effective walkthrough investigation. · Learn the importance of prioritizing IAQ issues and the power of effective communication when responding to reports and concerns. · Hear about Dave and Rich’s follow up webinar on measuring and testing, which will be held in January 2012.
For experienced organic vegetable producers: This one-day intensive is designed to facilitate grower discussion on key management practices and bring in the latest research findings on organic production in the Northeast.