This Conference will highlight green building, sustainability, and energy sessions focused on real progress and real solutions to environmental concerns that our schools, students, teachers and administrators face every day.
Nearly 3 million children in the US under the age of 5 spend time in a child care facility. While all states require child care facilities to be licensed, most do not require a property history, environmental site assessment, or environmental audit before obtaining a license. Many states do not even require that child care facilities test for asbestos, radon, lead paint or chemicals in their well water. Connecticut and Pennsylvania have initiated innovative programs to ensure safe siting of child care facilities in their states. This ATSDR-hosted webinar will explore these state programs and will share ideas to help other states implement safe daycare siting programs.
Second Wednesday of each month 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST/EDT
Dr. Blair Siegfried, Charles Bessey Professor of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
How does air pollution impact children’s health? How are children’s lungs different from adults, and how does this influence their susceptibility to the adverse health effects of air pollution? Learn the major types and sources of air pollution and the health outcomes associated with each, as well as how to control and prevent sources of air pollution.
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. The classes are being held in both English and Spanish.
You’ve identified mold in your facility – now what? Attend this webinar to learn how to successfully manage an in-house or outside contractor mold remediation. This webinar will also address strategies for communicating your efforts to your community, with the goal of alleviating any need for crisis communication tactics. Listen to how one school district in Texas tackled a potential mold crisis, which resulted in the implementation of long-term mold and moisture prevention policies and procedures.
The ESA Annual Meeting is the PREMIER event for the world of entomology. If the entomological sciences are your passion, we have a world of research, education, networking and information just waiting for you!
Dr. Karen Vail, a Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Tennesee, will explain how to keep ants from getting into your house, and how to get rid of them once they are there. Hosted by Alabama Cooperative Extension Regional Agent Mallory Kelly.
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.