Monday, March 7, 2011

School IPM Workshops Scheduled!

With the October 2011 deadline for implementing IPM in Schools looming in the fall, we are offering 3-hour workshops for IPM Coordinators and maintenance personnel. We will have at least 2-CCUs of P-phase recertification credits available. The primary purpose of the workshop is to begin distributing the IPM kits for the school systems to use to conduct their own in-service training & information sessions about School IPM for staff, teachers, and parents other other interested parties.  The kits contain:

- A collection of common insect pests
- A CD of Powerpoint presentations & scripts to be used for training
- A DVD on School IPM (produced by Dr. Godfrey Nalyanya before he left   NCSU)
- A set of identification guides and CDs donated by Syngenta.

The topics for the workshops will include:
- How to use the training materials for promoting IPM in your schools
- Handling bed bugs infestations
- School IPM for start to implementation - problems and solutions

Currently, we've schedule four workshops. The others will be announced when we have dates and sites.

Date: Thursday, March 10th
Time:  1:00pm - 4:15pm
Location:  Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center, Mill River, NC (near the Asheville Aiport)

Date: Friday, March 11th
Time:  1:00pm - 4:15pm
Location:  Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Date: Monday, April 18
Time: 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Time: Pitt County Cooperative Extension 
403 Government Circle, Suite 2
Greenville, NC 27834

Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 9:00am - 12:15pm
Location: 201 Venus Street, Monroe, NC 28112

We are planning other sessions later in the year for Wilmington, Raleigh, Fayetteville and another location to be determined in the northeast.

Please email us to let us know if you are planning to attend one of the sessions so we can have enough materials to distribute.

Patty Alder 
Training Coordinator
NCSU Department of Entomology

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