Mayo es el Mes de Concienciación del Asma. El asma es una enfermedad respiratoria crónica que afecta la calidad de vida de unas 26 millones de personas en Estados Unidos, incluyendo más de siete millones de niños. El aire limpio tanto en entornos interiores como exteriores facilita el manejo de esta enfermedad que puede ser mortal en casos extremos.
ASBO International is hosting this webinar in observance of Asthma Awareness Month in May. Asthma is the most prevalent chronic condition in children and accounts for 13,000 million missed school days each year. It is estimated that 1 in 10 children in the U.S. have asthma indicating that a child suffering with asthma could be found in every classroom.
The symposium will highlight pollinator-related research, extension and outreach efforts at Penn State and affiliates from the NE IPM Center Pollinator Working Group (including speakers from Cornell, Rutgers, the NJ Institute of Technology, and NCSU).
The NCUE emphasizes innovation and research on household, structural and public health arthropod pests. The conference goal is to facilitate open communication of information among pest management professionals and scientists in industry, academia and government.
Indoor Ant Control Made Easy is geared for school IPM coordinators, but is really for anyone wanting to learn more about the basics of ant control.
Sponsored by: US Forest Service, Chesapeake Bay Program, PA Bureau of Forestry, Penn State Cooperative Extension and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. Each workshop will take advantage of local expertise and field opportunities to show case specific agroforestry practices. Registration is FREE if postmarked before April 30.
Killing fire ants is actually easier than you think—if you understand how they live. This seminar will help you learn how to apply integrated pest management tactics that are as economical and environmentally friendly as possible. You’ll also learn about fire ant biological control agents such as the Pseudacteon phorid flies.
The Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health will be hosting a webinar in recognition of Asthma Awareness Month. The webinar has been approved for one hour of CNE credit through the Texas Nurses Association.
A home gardeners educational event featuring Paul Epsom. Paul's talk, "How I'm Creating My 'E' Garden," will focus on Paul's' idea of a successful garden - one that is Effortless, Environmental, Enabled, Edible, and Extraordinary. Participants will choose an additional four out of eight workshops to attend throughout the day. A plant sale and flea market will also be operating all day.
This webinar will run live on April 26, 2012 from 1:30-2:30pm EST. (12:30p CST, 11:30a MST, 10:30a PST, 9:30a AKST, 8:30a HST) Note: There will not be a phone number for listening in; viewers must have a computer with speakers.
Bring your family out for a fun-filled morning and let them experience first-hand how SAFETY is our #1 priority here at Penn State University! Walk-ups are welcome! The day will include: Photographer taking family portraits, Smoke trailer simulating a smoke filled room, Hands on fire extinguisher use, Blood pressure checks Hands on AED use, Safety Calendar competition, and Environmental health and safety with PA IPM.
Developed by ACMT’s own Daniel Sudakin, MD, MPH, FACMT who is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, this webinar has been developed as part of ACMT’s cooperative agreement with ATSDR and its target audience includes health professionals, particularly medical toxicology fellows-in-training, residents, students, and attendings.
The first part of the presentation defines Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and pesticides, and then explains the relationship between the special vulnerability of young children and pesticides use in child care centers. The second part of the presentation enumerates the actions needed to eliminate pests through IPM. We discuss how pests sneak into centers, and what types of conditions they are looking for. Specific IPM steps are described, such as setting pest thresholds, inspecting for evidence, monitoring for pests, and identifying points of entry. The audience is shown how to eliminate the pests’ ways of entering child care centers by creating and maintaining barriers, and shown why sanitation and maintenance are so important.
Please join us at 1:00 – 2:30 EDT on April 24 for a webinar on Integrated Pest Management in Child Care Settings. This webinar will provide information on how to reduce exposures to pests and pesticides by addressing underlying conditions that can lead to infestations rather than relying on pesticides for control of pests such as cockroaches, rodents, ants and flying insects.
For ten years parents, teachers, custodians, advocates, and agencies have promoted National Healthy Schools Day activities nationwide. Whether you are at the beginning stages of investigating school environments or have an established Indoor Air/Environmental Quality program, we invite you to host a local activity that educates others and celebrates your school’s successes.
This workshop will is required by the City of Philadelphia for the licensing of Family Providers for safe food handling.
Are you planning to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit? Are you in the first few years of organic vegetable production and ready to refine your techniques to optimize your production and profit?
U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson today announced a forum on the topic of forest management and invasive species. The discussion, which will focus on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and efforts to protect the health and sustainability of eastern hemlock, will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Penn State University. Participating in this forum will be leading researchers at Penn State University, including entomologist and College of Agricultural Sciences Dean, Dr. Bruce McPheron. Also participating is Dr. Kurt Gottschalk of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service (FS). Dr. Gottschalk is the FS Project Leader for Ecology and Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems.
In April, two farm energy efficiency trainings will be jointly offered for energy and agriculture consultants. On April 10th, Penn State Extension is conducting a “Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency Training.” This will be followed on April 11th, by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) energy efficiency training for individuals and businesses interested in becoming a certified Technical Service Provider for NRCS to write Agricultural Energy Management Plans.
EPA is proud to partner with ASBO to host this webinar to give those working in, or closely with, schools an opportunity to provide feedback on EPA’s K-12 Environmental Health Program Guidelines. Your feedback is essential in ensuring the goals set forth in the guidelines are attainable for states, tribes, and territories.