Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor and Director of the University of the Rhode Island Center for Vector Borne Diseases, will discuss tick borne diseases and prevalence, the identification, inspection and removal of ticks, followed by the “Tick encounter” web resource. Dr. Marcia Anderson, Environmental Protection Specialist from the EPA, will review passive prevention via landscape design, sanitation, maintenance the EPA role in tick IPM and on how to incorporate Tick IPM into your School IPM plan. Dr. Kathy Murray, Coordinator of the Maine SIPM program, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, will discuss the importance of monitoring, repellants, active prevention via pesticidal tools, research, and additional resources. They will be followed by a Q & A session.
This one day foundation training course is ideal for anyone who provides home health or inspection services of any type. The training will help you understand the connection between health and housing, and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. The training complements hazard-specific training in lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests, and asbestos It identifies root causes of health problems in a home and links them to seven principles of healthy housing.
oin us for Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production, a course for people planning to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit and beginning organic vegetable producers who are ready to refine their techniques in order to optimize their production and profit. Penn State Extension is offering this course on Tuesdays from April to September in the Allentown / Center Valley, PA area.
This Train the Trainer session is intended for those who offer training, technical assistance or similar support to child care providers and childcare/ head start educators. Attendees will learn the free or low-cost steps that child care providers can take to protect the children in their care from common environmental hazards: Pesticides and Pest Prevention / Air Quality / Lead /Radon / Household Chemicals / Mercury/Treated Playground Equipment / Furniture and Carpets/ Art Supplies / Plastics and Plastic Toys.
This year’s conference will focus on healthy buildings, with an emphasis on school and medical office buildings. Choose between two breakout tracks: Greening the Medical Office, or Creating a Healthy School Building.
How do green cleaning programs support student health? How do you control the spread of infection and illness while maintaining a healthy school environment?During this webinar, content experts and building engineers will share strategies for controlling the spread of infections while maintaining a healthy school environment. Speakers will discuss the challenges that arise in working to integrate infection control into green cleaning.
This course covers chemicals in our environment and in our bodies and how they impact our health. It addresses policies and practices related to chemicals, particularly related to how they get into our bodies (exposures), what they do when they get there (toxicology), how we measure them (biomonitoring) and their impact on our health.
Join us to celebrate and highlight how to make your home and community healthier and safer. This healthy homes event will include workshops, exhibits, fresh food, demonstrations, health screenings, music, art, and the unveiling of our new website and video.
The Great Insect Fair is our annual extravaganza celebrating insects with lots of activities, games, crafts, tasty treats and fun for everyone!
Multifamily housing communities are on the front lines of the bed bug battle. Housing managers and staff have come a long way in managing this pest. Bed bug management can be expensive, frustrating, and time consuming.
Learn about two new invasive insects, the kudzu bug and the brown marmorated stinkbug, in this webinar presented by Dr. Michael Toews, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA; and Dr. Tracy Leskey, Research Entomologist, USDA ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory, Kearneysville, WV. Moderated by Willie Datcher, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Intensive Growing Methods. Join Penn State Philadelphia Extension for the entire series of Urban Agriculture Farm Talks.
The conference program is designed to provide strong educational content and networking opportunities for those from the public sector, advocacy organizations and private companies engaged in lead poisoning prevention, lead hazard control and healthy housing programs. Attendees will receive 13 hours of CEUs accredited by the National Environmental Health Association.
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is held annually during three days in August.
All About High Tunnels. Join Penn State Philadelphia Extension for the entire series of Urban Agriculture Farm Talks.
Late summer is prime time for mosquitoes and the time of year when West Nile usually peaks. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes by reducing breeding sites, resting sites, and avoiding them altogether. During this webinar we will cover the basics of mosquitoes, what they need to survive and how you can eliminate it, how mosquitoes spread disease, information on insect repellents, and tips on how to minimize mosquitoes in your backyard. Presented by Molly Keck, Program Specialist - IPM, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Moderated by Chris Becker, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
“What is your product worth?” – Pricing and Valuation Strategies for the Urban Farmer and Farm Education Programs. Join Penn State Philadelphia Extension for the first in a series of Urban Agriculture Farm Talks.
Bug Camp for Kids is an educational day camp for 8 to 11 year-olds. Students observe and collect insects and participate in laboratory exercises to learn a broad range of biological, ecological, and environmental topics. Taught by faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Department of Entomology, Bug Camps for Kids is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the Penn State University Park Campus. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers. Parents or guardians are responsible for providing a box lunch with beverage and dropping off and picking up children promptly at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Gather at Weaver’s Way Community Program’s site at Mort Brooks Memorial Farm at Awbury Arboretum for a tour of the on-site Children’s Garden and learn how educator Shelley Hedlund is engaging youth in the food production process.
The ServSafe® course, conducted by Penn State Extension, is for individuals preparing for the exam. After attending the ServSafe® class(es) and passing the proctored, multiple-choice exam with a score of 75% or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe® certificate, which meets the PDA requirement for food safety certification.