The Northeastern IPM Center has invited four speakers from the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the Natural Resources Defense Council, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the US Environmental Protection Agency to provide an update on current issues surrounding pollinator health. Panelists will share facts about pollinators and pollinator decline, and give some thought to the role that the integrated pest management community, as well as scientific experts, public officials, and citizens, should take to address it.
Please join us and help celebrate Pennsylvania’s tremendous advances in the field of Early Childhood Education. The ECE Summit provides an opportunity for over 1,000 professionals and parents across the early learning and school-age spectrum — child care, Head Start, Early Intervention, Pre-K Counts, and school district — an opportunity to dialogue and learn while building a stronger early learning community.
Why do we have fewer honeybees these days? What caused the decline? What can we do to help? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee. Moderated by Sallie Lee, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Advances in asthma treatment mean that asthma control is achievable for all people with asthma, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, class, income, or personal history, but only if clinicians and patients join together to follow the clinical practice guidelines for asthma. This webinar will provide research and information about the disproportionate burden of asthma in the Latino community and offer culturally-appropriate, guidelines-based resources to help control asthma. It will also feature in-the-field perspectives from clinicians and health care providers who work in the Latino community.
School experts from around the country have been brought together to explain and demonstrate the Basics of School IPM. The webinar will begin with what school IPM is, why it is important, how to implement IPM and where and when to utilize IPM practices. A discussion of how to monitor for pests and its importance, pest exclusionary practices, and details regarding sanitation and maintenance of waste and recycling areas will ensue. This will be followed by a discussion of the most pest challenges area in schools – the kitchens/cafeterias. Then you will be lead through a virtual walkthrough of a school, pointing out other potential pest prone areas. Q & A will follow.
The 2014 NAAEE conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada's vibrant capital city, with the Gold LEED Ottawa Convention Center as the center of activity. Join more than 1,000 of your environmental education colleagues for this outstanding professional development opportunity.
Soil Health. Join Penn State Philadelphia Extension for the entire series of Urban Agriculture Farm Talks.
Presented by PA IPM, this free workshop will show participants how to inspect for bed bugs, how to combat bed buts and what methods of control are effective, and how to hire a bed bug-competent pest control company.
The Eighth International PCB Workshop: PCBs in Schools organizers are dedicated to bringing together the very latest information on the chemistry, biology and threat to human health of PCBs as environmental pollutants.
Binational Health Week (BHW) is the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living in the United States and Canada. During BHW, federal, state and local government agencies, community-based organizations and thousands of volunteers come together in the month of October to conduct a series of health promotion and health education activities including workshops, insurance referrals, vaccinations and medical screenings.
Learn about the wild world of the Pseudacteon decapitating flies, natural enemies of imported fire ants. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Sanford Porter, a Research Entomologist in the Imported Fire Ants and Household Insects group of USDA ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology.
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.