Friday, July 12, 2013

Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments: Next Session July 23!

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Free Webinar Series – Next Session July 23, 2013!

Designed to meet the needs of your entire school community!
- Facility Managers
- School Nurses
- Custodial Staff
- Teachers
- District Administrators
- Support Staff
- Principals
- School Board Members

School Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Protecting Kids from Pests and Pesticides
July 23, 2013          3:00 PM EDT (12:00 Noon PDT)            Register Now

Pests and pesticides pose risks to the nearly 60 million children and staff who spend considerable periods of 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. Please join us for this free webinar to:
·         Gain knowledge about the basics of school IPM, the potential health, environmental and economic benefits, and what it takes to put IPM into practice.
·         Discover why IPM is an important component of clean, green and healthy schools that 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 examples of how schools/school districts have successfully implemented and institutionalized comprehensive IPM programs and practices in their districts.

Featured presenters:
Brad Miller, US EPA/Office of Pesticide Programs
Brad has more than 20 years of work experience in the Pest Management Industry. He spent 9 years in the Countries of Kuwait and Afghanistan, performing Integrated Pest Management work for the DoD. He also has 11 years of work experience in the private sector performing Commercial Pest Management in Schools, Day Cares, Restaurants, Grocery stores, and other commercial settings. Brad currently works for EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM.

Mark R Hardin, IPM Specialist, Howard County Public School System in Howard County, Maryland
Mark has been involved in providing IPM in sensitive environments for more than 20 years. Mark served as an entomologist and IPM coordinator for the Horticulture Division of the Smithsonian Institution for 12 years where he worked in all areas of pest management from protection of artifacts to plant and turf pest control.  He has also had work experience in a wide range of pest control projects including mosquito abatement, landscape IPM, urban pest management, and gypsy moth quarantine programs.

Seth Miller, Director of Operations, Westville School District in Westville, Illinois  
Seth is Assistant Superintendent at Westville School District #2 in rural central Illinois. Westville School District has been practicing integrated pest management (IPM) since the summer of 2009.  Westville schools were recognized by the EPA for leadership in providing a safe learning environment through the use of IPM in 2010 and were designated as an IPM Innovator in 2012 for being part of the National School IPM Demonstration Project. 

Register for this session today!  You’ll receive a certificate of completion for your participation in each webinar.

·         For more information about EPA’s School IPM program and our Strategic and Implementation Plans visit
·         Learn more about the Sensible Steps Webinar series.
·         Subscribe to our mailing list to receive details and registration reminders for other Sensible Steps Webinars. 
·         View the Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments guide.
·         Check out EPA’s  Healthy School Environments website

Please share this message with your school environmental health colleagues and contacts!

To join or leave this listserv, visit the School IPM WWW site at and follow the instructions under "School IPM Listserv."

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