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Pesticide News Story: Register for EPA-hosted Webinar on Integrated Pest Management in Schools

For Release: February 11, 2013

On Wednesday, March 6th, from 2pm to 3pm EST, the EPA will host a webinar as part of the Department of Education’s Green Strides webinar series. The webinar, titled Integrated Pest Management in Schools: Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides, will cover areas such as how to establish a school IPM program and tips for practical application of school IPM strategies.

Protecting children’s health where they live, learn and play is a top priority for the EPA. Children in the United States continue to face risks arising from exposure to pests and pesticides in school settings. School IPM is an approach to managing pests that schools can use to reduce pest and pesticide risk for students and staff. The EPA’s recently released Strategic and Implementation Plans for School IPM demonstrate how the EPA will promote the goal that all of the nation’s children be covered by a verifiable and ongoing school IPM program.

To pre-register for the Green Strides webinar, visit: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/epaschoolipmevent/event/registration.html

To learn more about EPA’s commitment to healthy school environments, visit: www.epa.gov/schools.

For more information on the EPA’s Strategic and Implementation Plans for School IPM, visit: www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools/strategicplan.pdf.

 

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