Wednesday, August 3, 2011

California School IPM Workshops scheduled through April 2012

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has scheduled several School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshops during July 2011- April 2012:

August 9 - Millbrae (San Mateo County)
October 5 - Norwalk (Los Angeles County)
February 15, 2012 - Tulare (Tulare County)
March 21 - Chico (Butte County)
April 11 - Carlsbad (San Diego County)

To REGISTER online for a workshop, please go to:

The School IPM workshops are mandated by the Healthy Schools Act and are designed specifically for school IPM coordinators, school O&M personnel, and school landscape personnel. These one-day workshops review IPM principles and provide hands-on demonstrations, activities, and tours of major pests around school buildings and grounds.

Notification, posting, and record-keeping are required when pesticides are used at a school site per the Healthy Schools Act and California Law. Parents' and community knowledge and involvement about pest management at school sites is increasing dramatically, and schools should be adopting an IPM program. This course is designed to train-the-trainer and teach school district staff about IPM principles and techniques that they can bring back to their district for implementation. Management of pests prior to, or in lieu of pesticide usage, is the main focus. We have received positive feedback from all who have attended our School IPM workshops. Registration is $25, which includes course materials, continental breakfast, and a box lunch. For an overview of the workshop and pictures of past workshops, see Please reserve your spot today as these classes are mandated by state law and will fill-up quickly.

For additional information:

If your school district has not yet attended one of DPR's School IPM Workshops, please email us or call us to let us know how we can help you with implementing IPM, understanding the Healthy Schools Act, or answering your questions about why you should attend a School IPM workshop.

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