Register for EPA-hosted Webinar on School Integrated Pest Management, Healthier School Environments
For Release: July 12, 2013
On Tuesday, July 23, from 3pm to 4pm EDT, the EPA will host a webinar on School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as part of the Agency’s Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments webinar series. The webinar, titled Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Protecting Kids from Pests and Pesticides, will cover areas such as the basics of school IPM, and cost-effective ways to implement school IPM. This webinar is intended for school staff such as facility managers, custodial staff, district administrators, principals, and school board members.
Pests and pesticides pose risks to the nearly 60 million children and staff who spend 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. Sign up today for this free webinar and get new insight on putting IPM into practice in your school or district.
- Gain knowledge about the potential health, environmental and economic benefits of school IPM, and what it takes to put IPM into practice.
- Discover how IPM promotes healthy learning environments and academic achievement.
- Learn about cost-effective steps you can take to manage pests, reduce pesticide use, and enhance environmental health in and around your schools.
- Hear sensible steps districts have taken to implement successful IPM programs and practices in their schools.
To register for the webinar, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/527084553.
For more information about EPA’s School IPM program and Strategic and Implementation Plans visit: http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools.To learn more about the Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments webinar series, visit: http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ecocomm.nsf/childrenshealth/sensible-steps-webinars.
For more information on healthy school environments, visit: http://epa.gov/schools/.