Educators and Teachers

Information on pest management and education for educators and teachers, including demonstrations on principals such as determining toxicity, protecting the water supply, poison prevention, and pesticide education activities.

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Navigating the PaPlants Website
Navigating the PaPlants Website - Articles Articles
Learn how to access information in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's PaPlants website and how being a registered user can provide even more information. More
Are Home Remedies a Good Solution? Penn State Extension Says No!
Are Home Remedies a Good Solution? Penn State Extension Says No! - Articles Articles
Many home remedies can be found on the internet, but are they the best choice? More
Image Credit: Garo Goodrow, Penn State Extension
Pesticide Registered Technician Training Package - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
$150.00
This training package guides a pesticide business through the process of having registered technicians work for them and includes packaged presentations that certified applicators can use to give the required training. More
Lackawanna County Penn State Master Gardener Roger Rogalewicz, loving known as Mr. Yuk, educates students about Pesticide Education.
Poison Prevention Program in Lackawanna County Reaches Over 1,200 Students - News News
The Poison Prevention Program educates first grade students about how to prevent accidental poisonings in the home and what to do if a poisoning occurs. More
Master Gardener, Roberta Cammer teaches students IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
Poison Prevention Program in Lackawanna County - News News
Penn State Master Gardeners Roberta Cammer and Elizabeth Bradshaw presented the Poison Prevention Program to first graders classrooms at Carbondale Elementary School and Mayfield Elementary School, reaching more than 160 first grade students. More
Lesson Plan: Water Quality, Is There a Point?
Lesson Plan: Water Quality, Is There a Point? - Articles Articles
Lesson plan that teaches the cumulative effects of non-point source pollution and explain ways to reduce or eliminate non-point source pollution in urban and agricultural settings. More
Demonstration: LD50
Demonstration: LD50 - Articles Articles
What you need and how to do the LD50 demonstration, including a list of supplies, purpose, and the procedures. More
Demonstration: Comparing Two Hot Shot Products
Demonstration: Comparing Two Hot Shot Products - Articles Articles
Learn how to read a label by answering questions to compare two Hot Shot Fogger labels to see how these products are similar and different. More
Lesson Plan: Lures
Lesson Plan: Lures - Articles Articles
Find a list of supplies and detailed procedures on how to do the lure demonstration. More
Education at community outreach events. Photo supplied by PA IPM
Community Approach to Managing Pests in Homes and Schools - Articles Articles
Learn about the Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership, which seeks to empower individuals and communities to safely manage pests through education and training. More
Demonstration: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Demonstration: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Articles Articles
This demonstration illustrates how exposure to pesticides can be significantly reduced by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). More
Lesson Plan: Poison Prevention
Lesson Plan: Poison Prevention - Articles Articles
This document provides a detailed explanation with background information of the poison prevention message. If you are new to the program, this would be a good place to start. More
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Regional Offices
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Regional Offices - Articles Articles
Find your Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Regional Office and contact information. More
Pesticide Formulation Demonstration Pesticide Formulation Demonstration - Articles
Find information about formulations, what common household products can be used to represent pesticide formulations, and exercise sheets. More
Planning a Recertification Credit Meeting Planning a Recertification Credit Meeting - Articles
Use this information to help coordinate your pesticide education meeting for recertification credits. More
Educational Exhibit: Spinning Wheel - Questions
Educational Exhibit: Spinning Wheel - Questions - Articles Articles
Find spinning wheel questions about Pests, Pest Control, and Mr. Yuk broken down by difficulty level, so everyone—kids, teens, and adults—can participate. More
Sample Notification Letter for Parents or Guardians
Sample Notification Letter for Parents or Guardians - Articles Articles
Letter to be sent to all parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school at the beginning of each school year. More
How to Develop an IPM Policy and Plan for Your School District
How to Develop an IPM Policy and Plan for Your School District - Articles Articles
A guide from PA IPM to aid schools in developing their IPM plan. (Information Complies with Pennsylvania Act 35 of 2002.) More
Letter of Explanation
Letter of Explanation - Articles Articles
Letter to educators about two bills that mandate the adoption of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan for each school/school district in the state. More
IPM in Schools is Now Law
IPM in Schools is Now Law - Articles Articles
New legislation at the state level requires schools to provide notification to parents, students and teachers in advance of pesticide applications. More
Are You Thinking About Using Pesticides?
Are You Thinking About Using Pesticides? - Articles Articles
Guidelines to think about before you buy or use a pesticide. More
The Public Health Impact of Bed Bugs
The Public Health Impact of Bed Bugs - Articles Articles
The presence of bed bugs has recently increased in the United States and around the globe. More
Pests and Pesticides in Agriculture
Pests and Pesticides in Agriculture - Articles Articles
In this activity, students will learn about different types of pests and the damage they cause, including an example of pests on corn. More
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