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.
"IPM on the World Stage—Solutions for Global Pest Challenges"
The work of the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems is focused on small- and medium-scale family farm viability, equal access by all members of a community to a healthy diet, and dispersing animals in the countryside.
Find out how the ‘Indiana Pesticide Rule for Schools’ impacts your facility and staff.
Safer Pest Control Project and its Great Lakes Restoration Initiative partners are hosting a natural lawn care workshop for school and childcare staff. Chip Osborne, one of the nation’s foremost experts in natural turf management, is the featured speaker. In addition, Mr. Leo Reed, from the Indiana State Chemist Office, will be on hand to explain how the Indiana Pesticide Rule for Schools impacts Indiana facilities.
The purpose of the Forum is to bring together researchers and Extension educators from multiple disciplines and Land Grant functions in a think tank approach to define opportunities for regionally coordinated research and extension programming in support of invasive species management in the Northeast.
National Poison Prevention Week is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.