During Children's Health Month, researchers, clinicians, scientists and representatives of professional organizations and other participants will convene to explore the interplay between research, clinical applications, and policy implications in children's environmental health.
Registration begins at 7:45AM. Conference begins promptly at 8:30AM. Free conference - Lunch provided Each attendee must register by 0ctober 9, 2013
Our annual extravaganza celebrating insects with lots of activities, games, crafts, tasty treats and fun for everyone!
Every fall certain bugs come into our houses looking for a place to spend the winter. Learn what they are and how to evict them. Presented by Dr. Dan Suiter, Associate Professor and Program Leader-Urban Entomology, University of Georgia. Hosted by Ellen Huckabay, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Join Penn State Extension Start Farming for a pest and disease walk at Heritage Farm in Philadelphia September 25th. Pests and diseases can cause major damage to your vegetable crops. Learn to id and better manage plant problems for increased production, quality and sales.
Are you interested in expanding your approaches for improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools to help students and staff manage their asthma? If so, join this webinar to learn how two innovative asthma programs with unique challenges have worked to improve asthma outcomes in their local schools.
Join the Academy of Natural Sciences and Moms Clean Air Force for an Urban Sustainability Forum panel discussion on air pollution and children’s health. Traffic pollution, power plant emissions, and chemicals in consumer products and cleaning supplies are among the air pollutants that children breathe every day. In urban environments such as Philadelphia, children may be exposed to high levels of heavy metals, ozone, small particles, and other chemicals that can cause long-term health effects in addition to adversely impacting prenatal and early childhood growth and development, as well as lung function. We will discuss what public health experts know about how polluted air affects children’s health, and we will explore what parents can do to ensure that their children grow up strong and healthy.
Learn about the multi-location Penn State field research project entitled: Finding the right mix: Multifunctional cover crop cocktails for organic systems. Hosted by the Ziegler Farm at 51 Ziegler Rd, Milton, PA.
This presentation will address importance of timing when applying fire ant baits. Applying fire ant baits in the fall is an effective way to minimize fire ant problems in home lawns and other landscapes. Learn about research-based, cost effective products, and how to get the most out of the fire ant product. Learn about community-wide fire ant management programs. This presentation is of interest to homeowners and commercial clients.
This course will provide the information and tools needed to teach community residents and clients how to makes sure their homes are healthy and safe so that associated health problems will be reduced. The course will provide one-on-one and large group education on healthy homes, provide general advice about specific problems, and be able to recommend techniques and approaches to be taken by families, landlords and other community members. It is open to community health workers, health educators, public health nurses, cooperative extension agents and others who work in healthy homes programs or community health.
Introductory topics include the principles of pollinator biology, the economics of insect pollination, basic bee field identification, and evaluating pollinator habitat. Advanced modules will cover land management practices for pollinator protection, pollinator habitat restoration, incorporating pollinator conservation into federal conservation programs, selection of plants for pollinator enhancement sites, management of natural landscapes, and financial and technical resources to support these efforts. Throughout the short course these training modules are illustrated by case studies of pollinator conservation efforts across the country. Registrants will receive the Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces' latest book, Attracting Native Pollinators. Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies, as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State will be hosting the second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy from August 14-17, 2013. The conference will be held at Penn State’s campus in University Park, PA.
Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is held annually during three days in August.
The farm tour will continue the tradition of getting you behind the scenes at local farms that represent the vibrancy and variety in our local food producers. You'll see diversified fruit and vegetable farms, you'll get up close to all kinds of animals - horses, pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, donkeys, and more!
The presence of mold in schools can be a serious health risk to students and staff because molds are a major source of indoor allergens and can trigger asthma attacks in sensitive individuals. Prompt and effective remediation of moisture problems is essential in order to minimize potential mold exposures and health effects, and is an important part of a comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) management program. Learn more about preventing moisture intrusion and controlling and cleaning up mold by attending this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) webinar.
Enjoy free music and workshops, get delicious food from local producers, and get in touch with your inner farmer!
Pests and pesticides pose risks to the nearly 60 million children and staff who spend considerable periods of time in our nation's schools. EPA recommends that schools use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to reduce pesticide exposure in schools. Implementing IPM can help address the economic and health related issues caused by pests and pesticides.
Connecting people and resources to grow greener schools.
Registration begins at 9:30AM with the meeting to begin promptly at 10:00AM. Light lunch provided.
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.