IAQ Tools for Schools
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Calendar of Events
November 20-22, 2013, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, PA
December 4-6, 2013, EdSpaces, The School Equipment Show, San Antonio, CA
March 27—29, 2014, Green Schools National Conference, Sacramento, CA
The following events were created at SHIELDS and do not yet have dates, locations, or hosts. We suggest that these events be updated on the Calendar of Events Web page when this information does become available.
September, 2013, Midwest Healthy Schools Showcase Webinars, Midwest, Online
January, 2014, A Vision for Healthy Schools Online Webinars
February, 2014, Midwest Healthy Schools Showcase Webinars, Midwest, Online
April, 2014, National Healthy Schools Day
May, 2014, Annual School Cleanup Day
Spring, 2014, Green Cleaning Webinars, Online
Spring, 2014, New England Healthy Schools Summit, Location TBD
September 30, 2014, School of the Future Competition, Location TBDOctober, 2014, Empowering School Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Orlando, FL
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools - Basics for Winter
(November 28, 2012)
Speaker: Dion Lerman, Environmental Health Educator, Penn State Integrated Pest Management Program, Facilitator: Cristina Schulingkamp, U.S. EPA Region 3
This webinar focused on the seasonal opportunities to control indoor pests in schools. Wintertime means more time indoors, which means more exposure to allergens and asthmagens, especially from indoor pests. Winterization allows increased opportunities to prevent and exclude pests. We will examine the effects of pests on both indoor air quality (IAQ) and human health, especially asthma. Interventions to control pests will be presented: what is effective and what is not. The reduction in the use of chemicals and the use of Environmentally Preferable Chemicals will be examined. Successful reductions in allergens and asthma incidents were also be highlighted.
Asthma in Schools Webinar: How to Form Strategic Collaborations to Improve Student Asthma Care
(September 12, 2012)
The Asthma in Schools Webinar Archive is now available on AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org: http://www.asthmacommunitynetwork.org/node/9524
This Webinar featured leading asthma experts who discussed best practices for asthma management in schools and how they collaborated with key partners to expand the reach of their school-based asthma management programs. Speakers included Teresa Lampmann, Coordinating Manager, The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey; Marilyn Hammett, Coordinator of Health Services, Louisiana Recovery School District, and Kitty Hernlen, Assistant Professor, Georgia Health Sciences University.
Read about and find resources from past Webinars presented by and for EPA at www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/webconferences.html