Children’s health is at the forefront of every political discussion, every school board meeting and every school district decision. So when teachers want to help students learn about eating healthy foods by growing a garden, where do they go to make sure that the garden will be successful and healthy? Where do school maintenance professionals go to learn how to keep rodents and roaches from contaminating the food in the school cafeteria?
In a recent blog at the I-Three Issue Corps at eXtension, Kathy Murray, an entomologist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry explains how the I-Three Corps Urban IPM project developed new tools and training resources for school staff and volunteers. Included in these resources is the ischoolpestmanager.org website that contains online learning modules and other documents to help a school pest management team successfully keep insect and mammal pests out of school.
Learn more about the I-Three Corps Urban IPM project and other school IPM websites available for school personnel by clicking here. And stay tuned for other blog posts about urban and school IPM at eXtension.