Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2010 Head Lice and Bed Bugs Pest Presses Now Available

2010 Head Lice (English and Spanish) and Bed Bugs Pest Presses are now available through the Western School IPM Working Group’s website: http://ag.arizona.edu/apmc/westernschoolIPM.html and the School IPM 2015 Resources page: http://www.ipminstitute.org/school_ipm_2015/resources.htm#pest_presses

Monday, October 25, 2010

School IPM Coordinator Conference November 16-18, 2010

The Texas Association of School Business Officials and Texas AgriLife Extension – School IPM program will be hosting this year’s second annual school IPM coordinator statewide conference. Last year this conference was so successful that we planned this event with you the coordinator in mind. The Texas Integrated Pest Management Affiliate for Public Schools (TIPMAPS) is the first statewide affiliate of Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) and this conference is designed specifically for school IPM Coordinators and interested individuals who want to learn more about IPM. Below is the Agenda for our event. To register you may contact TASBO directly at 800-338-6531 ext 226 or register online

In addition to the Embassy Suites 512-392-6450 room rate $99 can sleep 3 people per room, the Best Western is offering room rates at $69.95 but space is limited call Sean Sears 512-754-7557 to book today.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Evening Reception

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome Address by TIPMAPS President & TASBO
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Laws & Regs – Jimmy Bush, TDA
9:40 - 10:40 a.m. Termites – Dr. Grady Glenn, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
10:40 - 11:15 a.m. Exhibitor Viewing/Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Weed – Dr. Jim McAfee, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Networking
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Zoonitic Disease and Prevention for Wildlife
Valeri Marler, Wildlife Center at Crosstimbers Ranch
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Break/Vendor Exhibits
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Field trip #1
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Fire Ant Practices – Dr. Bart Drees
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Field trip #2
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Best Practices – John Gann, Keller & Paul Durree
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Evening Reception

Thursday, November 18, 2010
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. TIPMAPS meeting
Breakout Sessions
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Ag Program – Randy Rivera, TDA
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. How to Educate Your Staff About the IPM Program – Jim Olenski, Greenville ISD
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Crazy Ants – Dr. Bob Davis, BASF
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Urban Wildlife - Hands On with Traps – Charles Adams, Sherman ISD
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Vendor Break
Breakout Sessions
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. How to Get a License – Randy Rivera, TDA
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. How to Make Presentations To the School Board or Administration – Humble ISD
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Crazy Ants – Dr. Bob Davis
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Urban Wildlife - Hands On With Traps – Charles Adams, Sherman ISD

Communities in Action National Asthma Forum - June 9-10, 2011


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· Learn from national experts on topics including evaluation and home-based environmental interventions.

· Network with best-in-class asthma program leaders.

· Create your community's leadership plan for asthma action.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

2011 IAQ Tools for Schools National Symposium

“Listen to the IAQ storytellers, practitioners and champions.
Learn by actively participating in sessions, networking and collaborations.
Lead multifaceted, integrated and sustainable IAQ projects, initiatives and programs.”
--Rusty Clifford, Ph.D., Superintendent, West Carrolton City Schools, OH

Attend the 2011 IAQ Tools for Schools National Symposium, Jan. 13-15, 2011 in Washington, DC, to:
• Listen to world renowned technical experts discuss simple solutions to complex IAQ challenges.
• Learn how to design your own strategic action plan from award-winning Faculty mentors.
• Lead, accelerate and sustain your district’s IAQ management program to achieve your IAQ goals.

Register Today! National experts and IAQ champions will lead innovative sessions, including:
• Using IAQ as a Teaching and Learning Tool in Your District
• Asthma Management in Schools
• Overcoming Obstacles: Funding Your IAQ Management Program
• Radon Management in Schools
Read more about this year’s action-packed agenda. Attend the Symposium and learn how to make IAQ management an asset in your district.

• Make your hotel reservation TODAY and save over $100 on the standard rate. Offer ends December 15!
• October is Children’s Health Month -- check out the Greenversations blog on why IAQ matters.