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October 16, 2006

School IPM workshops offered

North Carolina State University’s School Integrated Pest Management Program announces its winter training workshops to be held in across the state in November. The recent passage of the state’s School Children’s Health Act, requiring school districts to implement IPM, creates an urgent need for training. Owners, managers and technicians of pest control companies that serve or intend to serve schools are encouraged to attend.

At the half-day workshops, participants will:
· Learn about the School Children’s Health Act passed by the General Assembly in June.
· Learn to successfully implement school IPM programs in schools.
· Receive three CCUs in the P-Phase.
· Receive a training certificate.

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a proactive and common-sense approach to pest control that reduces the risk of exposure to pesticides for students, teachers and staff in public schools.

Training sessions conducted at county centers of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The following are dates and locations for each session:
· Nov. 3, Winston-Salem
· Nov. 7, Raleigh
· Nov. 8, Wilmington
· Nov. 13, Clinton
· Nov. 15, Asheville
· Nov. 22, Greenville

The workshops are sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, N.C. State University. Each workshop is free of charge, but participants are urged to register in advance. Registration materials can be downloaded from http://schoolipm.ncsu.edu. For more information contact Dr. Godfrey Nalyanya, godfrey_nalyanya@ncsu.edu, by phone at 919.515.5650 or by fax, 919.515.5315.

Posted by Natalie at October 16, 2006 09:20 AM