The Great Insect Fair is our annual extravaganza celebrating insects with lots of activities, games, crafts, tasty treats and fun for everyone!
Featuring Thor Oeschner, founder of milling company Farmer Ground Flour in Trumansburg, NY. Seminar hosted by the Penn State Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and sponsored by the Northeast SARE Pennsylvania State Program.
First ever conference for greening school grounds, focusing on the outdoor landscape offering both play and learning opportunities.
This course covers topics in CORE and Cat 11 (Household, Stored Products and Public Health Pests) in preparation for the PA Dept. of Ag. certified commercial pesticide applicator licensing exam.
Penn State Extension is teaming up with local organic crop growers to offer on-farm educational opportunities for farmers interested in organic and/or biological farming. The meetings will focus on organic production of agronomic crops. The meetings are free and open to all interested persons. Please contact us at 784-6660 to register for the meetings you are planning to attend.
This webinar will feature speakers Neil Case and Dan Moors, Mechanical System Engineers, Colorado Springs School District #11, as they provide you with the facts, best practices and effective methods to manage radon in your schools.
Learn how Joshua Farm provides affordable healthy food to a low-income community while providing education and employment for youth in the heart of Pennsylvania's capital city.
Attendees will hear from IPM experts as they discuss best practices for identifying, eliminating and preventing common pests and factors contributing to pest problems in kitchens, cafeterias and classrooms. Attendees will also learn how to improve the success of IPM initiatives for these key areas by scheduling and tracking inspections as part of a preventive maintenance program.
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition is always held during three days in August. Sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, the event is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Pa. Route 45.
The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic is proud to offer an educational opportunity for health professionals regarding ALA's efforts for health air and the hazards of air pollution to the public especially in hot summer months when ozone and heat exacerbate and trigger respiratory problems. Dr. Tyra Bryant Stephens, director of the Community Asthma Prevention Partnership at CHOP Philadelphia and Kevin Stewart of ALA Mid Atlantic will co-host the webinar.
Taught in this class are the safety measures necessary to protect inhabitants during renovation, repair and painting projects in pre-1978 housing and in pre-1978 child-occupied facilities, such as daycare centers, where lead-based paint will be disturbed by the work. This class is also designed to teach compliance with Renovation, Repair and Painting (RR&P) rule in Section 402 (c) (3) of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).
PA IPM realizará una presentación en Español sobre las practicas del Manejo Integrado de Plagas. Mujeres embarazadas y madres de niños pequeños de 0 a 5 años, atenderán esta clase de MIP (IPM por sus siglas en ingles). Los programas de Congreso llamados Buen Comienzo y SAFE, proveen educación sobre el embarazo, cuidados prenatales, amamantamiento, mejores maneras de comunicarse con niños, manejo de estrés e información sobre recursos existentes en la comunidad y otros servicios.
Maria will teach IPM practices for the urban setting to the 90% Spanish speaking participants. Pregnant women and mothers of young children age 0 to 5 years will attend this IPM class. Congreso’s Buen Comienzo (Good Start) and SAFE programs provide education on pregnancy, prenatal care, breastfeeding, bets ways of communication with children, stress management, community resources information and other services.“
Penn State's Department of Entomology and the Center for Pollinator Research are hosting the "International Symposium on Functional Genomic Tools in Honey Bees". The symposium will feature 22 speakers from 8 countries, who will discuss recent advances in using genomic tools to study epigenetics, social behavior and polyphenisms in honey bees and other social insects.
Presented by Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network
The Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (PANTS) is in its 39th year and still maintains its status in the green industry as THE FIRST SHOW OF THE BUYING SEASON ON THE EAST COAST. Attendees regard PANTS as the East's largest green industry event that provides the first opportunity to discover the hot new trends, attend green tours, meet industry professionals, and find buying season supplier.
The course will provide 12 junior investigators (post-doctoral researchers and graduate students) with hands-on training in the application of RNAi technology. The first module of this course will be held at Penn State from August 1-6 2011, and the second module will be held at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in mid May 2012 (dates TBA).
Lyn Garling of the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program at Penn State University will be presenting a webinar version of a bed bug presentation originally given in May for the National Association of Realtors annual meeting ("Bed Bugs for Realtors: What You Need to Know").
How do I know if my school has a mold and moisture problem? What can I do to prevent mold growth in my school? Join school mold experts Peggy Caruso from Katy Independent School District and Todd Spore from Roof Consulting Division, PBK Architects to arm yourself with the knowledge to control mold and moisture in your school.
Program to assist childcare centers in becoming more environmentally sound. Who should attend? Childcare center directors or representatives. Topics to 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.