Webinars about Healthy School Environments
A "webinar" is an online training or presentation that you can "attend" as it happens or view pre-recorded versions. These webinars support healthy school environments, and feature experts from EPA as well as other federal and non-federal programs. Upcoming webinar times are generally Eastern Time but may vary.
February 22, 2017: Making the Connection: Linking IAQ, Energy Efficiency and Preventive Maintenance Together for Healthy Schools. Join this webinar to learn how to optimize the critical connection between IAQ, energy efficiency and preventive maintenance.
IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series. View EPA’s on-demand professional training webinars to implement a successful organizational and programmatic framework for comprehensive and proactive IAQ management.
December 4, 2017: Choosing Safe Places for Early Care and Education. Learn what ATSDR is doing to help prevent harmful environmental exposures to kids attending ECE programs
December 14, 2017: Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities provides background on lead in drinking water and discusses recommended steps for ensuring effective school sampling, remediation and communication measures.
November 28, 2017: Lead in Schools and Selecting Lead Free Plumbing Products Webinar. Learn about challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems.
November 9, 2017: A Proactive Approach to IAQ in Schools Saving Money and Protecting Health with Preventative Maintenance. Hear about the benefits of transforming your approach to indoor air quality (IAQ) management from reactive to proactive!
October 18, 2017: Victims of Environmental Justice: Issues That Threaten the Children Living in Poverty Where They Live, Learn and Play. This in-depth and interactive series provides a platform for learning and discussion about issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
September 20, 2017: Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities. EPA's quarterly webinar series highlighting examples of efforts to reduce lead in drinking water in schools. Includes a brief overview of lead in drinking water, best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and available resources.
July 11, 2017: How to Integrate Energy Efficiency With Health & Safety Outcomes in Your School. Interested in taking a proactive approach to protecting indoor air quality (IAQ) while boosting energy efficiency in your school district? Learn about steps for getting started.
June 21, 2017: Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities includes a brief overview of lead in drinking water, best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and available resources, featuring Denver Water and Denver Public Schools.
June 2, 2017: Green Cleaning for Improved Health: The Return on Investment of Green Cleaning in Schools. EPA’s Tracy Enger presents this first-ever panel discussion to focus on women in green cleaning. What unique challenges face women in the cleaning industry? How can women mentor and support each other to help grow the green cleaning movement? Together, the panelists look at these questions—and more—in this important discussion.
March 14, 2017: Feed the Kids, Not the Pests: Effective IPM for Cafeterias and Kitchens reviews effective IPM steps that can reduce the presence of pests in your school kitchens and show you how to observe sanitation from a pest’s point of view.
November 10, 2015: Writing an IPM Policy for your School District details the development, approval and implementation of a school IPM policy, including a review of the purpose, goals and components of a well-constructed policy.
October 8, 2015: Air Quality and Asthma Solutions: EPA’s Air Quality Flag Program. Learn about the impact of outdoor air quality on human health and specific actions that can be taken on days with poor air quality through participation in EPA’s free Air Quality Flag Program. This webinar is open to any school or organization that is new to the Flag Program or that would like to learn more and expand their program.
September 21, 2015: How to Conduct a Pest Assessment at Your School helps school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control by offering information on Integrated Pest Management. Information is geared specifically to the school community - facility managers, buildings and grounds managers and staff, nurses, adminstrators, and IPM coordinators.
September 9, 2015: WHW: Mapping the Early Attendance Gap explores when and why educatoin gaps develop and how we can use data to target interventions. A panel of leaders from California, Rhode Island and Utah --states that are taking a close look at the attendance gaps in their communities--share their insights about implications for action.
August 4, 2015: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades. Learn about how North Penn has used the Indoor Air Quality Guide and its recommendations to strengthen its energy efficiency and IAQ program that has reduced energy use by 35%, annually saved millions of dollars and improved air quality. This includes an overview of the guidance and a demonstration of the Energy Savings Plus Health Checklist Generator, tips on taking a proactive approach to saving energy and money, and providing a healthy school indoor environment.
Previously Recorded Webinars
- May 14, 2015: IAQ and Health: Managing Asthma for Improved Health and Academic Outcomes
- Apr. 16, 2015: Smart, Sensible and Sustainable Pest Management in Your School
- Mar. 12, 2015: Indoor Air Quality Plus Energy Efficiency: A Formula for Saving Money While Protecting Health
- Feb. 12, 2015: Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools
- Jan. 22, 2015: Fresh Air: Optimal HVAC Management for Improved IAQ and Health
- Dec. 11, 2014: Making the Case for Environmental Health, Academic Performance and High-Performing Facilities
- Apr. 30, 2014: Creating Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools: The Knowledge Network and Actions you Need
- Jan.-June, 2014: USDA Farm to School Webinar Series
- Feb. 27, 2014: CDC Key Findings on School Indoor Environments
- Sept. 24, 2013: EPA's Back-to-School Webinar: Managing Asthma in Schools
- Aug. 7, 2013: Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools
- May 21, 2013: School Environmental Health Assessment and Team Building
- May 8, 2013: School Siting: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities for Communities and Decision-Makers