School IPM Working Group
This regional group, consisting of 15 representatives from land grant IPM programs, government, private industry, and nonprofits from 11 northeastern states, met in Connecticut for first time in fall 2009. They coordinate with school IPM working groups in the three other regions and with the national school PMSP group. The group has gathered information from each northeastern state by using the EPA School IPM Report Card. They also conducted an IPM demonstration at a school district in each of two states where school IPM programs were lacking. To accomplish this goal, they leveraged Center funds with EPA’s PRIA 2 Partnership grant, obtained nationally. They have drafted priorities for research, extension, and regulations for the Northeast and helped to lead a session on schools at the 2009 International IPM Symposium. Members encourage partnerships with diverse stakeholders from community settings such as landscape, turf, schools, homes, structures, gardens, urban forests and public health issues.
- Membership: Working group leader and members.
- Priorities and Reports: View the priority-setting documents and reports generated by this working group.
- Advance IPM in Schools Nationwide: What does IPM have to do with your child’s education?
- School IPM Curriculum: Maine K-12 Integrated Pest Management Education
- No More Pests! IPM for Teachers and Kids Facebook Page
- IPM Brochure for Teachers: Engage your students in learning about their natural world with lessons on integrated pest management.
- Integrated Pest Management Literacy Plan for K-12 Education: This plan identifies needs and opportunities for improving awareness of the environmental and human health impacts of pests and pest management practices.
- IPM Environmental Management Systems: This environmental management system features dozens of documents to help schools implement an IPM operations and management plan.
- Collaborative to Promote IPM in Child Care Facilities: This project is designed to advance the adoption of IPM policies and the use of IPM practices in registered and licensed child care facilities.