Healthy School Environments
This collection of webinars provides helpful information to promote and support healthy school environments. This list includes registration links to upcoming webinars and links to previously recorded webinars. The webinars feature experts from the EPA, other federal, and non-federal programs. Upcoming webinar times are Eastern Standard but may change so please check back here regularly.
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Previously Recorded Webinars
- Feb. 18, 2014: Sensible Steps for Addressing PCBs in Schools
- Jan. 22, 2014: Sensible Steps for Prevention of and Response to Mercury Spills in Schools
- Dec. 17, 2013: Renovate Right: EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule
- Nov. 19, 2013: Sensible Steps for Mold and Moisture Control in Schools
- Oct. 22, 2013: Sensible Steps for Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction in Schools
- Sept. 25, 2013: Cleaning and Maintenance: Creating Healthier School Environments
- Sept. 24, 2013: EPA's Back-to-School Webinar: Managing Asthma in Schools
- Aug. 20, 2013: Current Issues in Chemical Management: Best Practices for Schools and Districts
- Aug. 7, 2013: Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools
- July 23, 2013:Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Protecting Kids from Pests and Pesticides
- June 18, 2013:The Role of Indoor Air Quality in Creating Healthy Learning Environments
- May 21, 2013:School Environmental Health Assessment and Team Building
- May 21, 2013:Creating Exceptional Learning Environments Through Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality Management
- May 8, 2013:School Siting: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities for Communities and Decision-Makers
April 28, 2014, 2-4 p.m.: PCBs in Schools, Session II: Identifying and Reducing Health Risks (EPA/NIEHS)
This webinar series focuses on polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in schools and features SRP grantees, as well as EPA and international partners. During this second session, Gabrielle Ludewig, a professor and SRP researcher at the University of Iowa, will give an overview of the mechanisms of toxicity; Geniece Lehmann, an EPA Toxicologist, will discuss evaluating the noncancer health risks from inhaled PCBs; and Niklas Johansson of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency will give an international perspective on PCB inventory, remediation, and outcomes.
April 29, 2014, 3-4 p.m.: Real-Time Assistance to Implement EPA School Environmental Health Programs (EPA)
A panel of experts will offer real-time assistance designed to help you implement EPA's environmental health programs in your school. Pose questions and hear practical answers that explore strategies for managing facility and health issues. Learn new concepts for developing strong and active teams in your school. Discover additional voluntary, low or no-cost steps that you can take to create healthier environments in your schools.
May 1, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.: Closing the Gap: Addressing Asthma Disparities in Schools (EPA)
This webinar will showcase how two innovative programs (Los Angeles Unified School District and the Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey) have applied comprehensive, partnership-based approaches to reduce asthma disparities in their school systems. Both leaders will discuss the ways in which their programs are grounded in EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools guidance. Attend this webinar to: Gain insight into how a school district and an asthma coalition used proactive IAQ management to improve asthma outcomes in schools; Learn best-practices and cutting-edge strategies to reduce asthma disparities through comprehensive asthma management in the school environment; Use EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Action Kit and Framework to help put what you learn into action; Interact with expert speakers through instant polling and a Question & Answer session, hosted on AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org.
May 14, 2014, 4-5 p.m.: Approaches for Effective Climate Change Communication (NPS)
Join us for a webinar exploring the importance of effective communication strategies as a key component of climate change response. The presentation will highlight examples and techniques that National Park Service interpreters are using to engage our audiences on this topic and that K-12 teachers can use as well. The webinar will summarize research highlighting visitor’s beliefs and perspectives about climate change, share some examples of successful interpretive products, and explore ways to empower staff and visitors to be part of the solution.