Spring has sprung! It’s time for Outdoor IPM.
Everyone loves being outside in the spring, especially kids. As attention turns to balancing the need for top quality school grounds with children and staff safety, many experts are looking into the benefits an outdoor IPM program can provide. Take some time to meet and talk to presenters who are experienced in Outdoor IPM. The workshop agenda is shown below.
SCHOOL GROUNDS WORKSHOP
8:30 – 12:30
8:30 What is IPM on school grounds? — Deb Young, CSU
8:45 Why do IPM – examples from St. Vrain — Kent Holle, SVSD
9:30 Calibrating spray equipment — Jim Krick, City of Longmont
10:30 Emerald Ash Borer — Mary Small, CSU Extension
11:30 Common problems on school grounds —
(1) wasps and social insects — Ryan Davis (USU);
(2) school grounds checklist and inspection — Deb Young, CSU
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
12:30 – 2:30
Green Ribbon School Awards — Clyde Wilson, EPA
Implementing IPM in your school district
(a) Update from Academy SD — Joe Costas
(b) Change in practices — Deb Young
(c) Use of sticky traps — Ryan Davis
Pesticide applicator training — Thia Walker, CSU
IPM training from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NEHA — Christl Tate, NEHA
Early educators presentation — Clyde Wilson, EPA
Topics for summer meeting (June 18, 2014)
Coffee and rolls will be provided.
Please RSVP by April 17.