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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Action Thresholds in School IPM Programs [PDF]
Abstract: "An action threshold is the point at which an IPM technician takes action to reduce a pest's numbers. Sometimes an action threshold is a number, sometimes it is qualitative." This document discovers factors to consider for establishing thresholds.
Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture
California School Integrated Pest Management Program
Abstract: A variety of documents, Web links, and other resources related to the California Healthy Schools Act of 2000 are available. This site is designed for school administrators, IPM coordinators, maintenance and operations staff, parents, and teachers.
Source: California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Children's Health, Pesticides [PDF]
Abstract: A lesson for pre K-3 on pests and the five principles of IPM. (PDF Format; Length: 20 pages)
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Community and School Integrated Pest Management
Abstract: This Web site offers links to state and national school IPM information.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
Connecticut Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for Schools
Abstract: The Connecticut School IPM Program is a five-step program that includes education and training, pest monitoring, non-chemical pest management, using pesticides, and record-keeping and evalutation.
Source: University of Connecticut
Educational Presentations for School IPM
Abstract: News releases, video-based presentations, coloring-puzzle book presentations, and posters offer education content for IPM in schools.
Source: School IPM
Exploring Urban Integrated Pest Management: Activities and Resources for Teaching K-6
Abstract: The entire 76-page document is available in PDF format. Eleven chapters include fact sheets, introductions to IPM, and lessons.
Source: Michigan State Univeristy Pesticide Education, Elementary Urban IPM Curriculum
How To Implement an Integrated Pest Management Program at Your Child Care Facility [PDF]
Abstract: Basic steps that help guide child care facility operators through the process of establishing IPM.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
Integrated Pest Management for Schools: A How-to Manual
Abstract: IPM principles and practices for schools, fact sheets, forms, curricula, and many resources. Available as PDF.
Source: U.S. EPA
Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Abstract: This website contains several resources available that provide excellent reference information where you can learn more about Integrated Pest Management, and get the tools to start an IPM program at your school.
IPM for Nebraska Schools
Abstract: This Web site discusses "What is School IPM?", provides administrator information, and offers guidelines for getting started. Additional inclusions: IPM Learning Modules, IPM How-to-Manual, Teaching IPM in the classroom materials and on-line resources. These have been developed for Nebraska schools.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
IPM for Teachers Curriculum
Abstract: Topics including insects, weeds, vertebrates, soil ecosystems, biological control and tactics, pesticides, natural areas (invasive plants), buildings and schools, and more help students understand principles of IPM.
Source: Pennsylvania IPM
IPM for Your School
Abstract: Guidelines for understanding IPM and for adapting the process into the school are offered, complete with a general overview, suggestions for monitoring, indentifying target pests, making management decisions, and control methods.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Abstract: This brief fact sheet identifies benefits of IPM and common barriers to implementing school IPM programs.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
IPM Technical Resource Center
Abstract: The Midwest Technical Resource Center for IPM in schools and day cares offers information on improved pest management practices that enable schools to employ better techniques for maintaining safe and pest-free learning environments.
Source: Purdue University
IPM-Related Curricula and Resources for the Classroom [PDF]
Abstract: This is a list of resources for teaching about IPM in the classroom.
Source: U.S. EPA
Kids and Chemicals - Facts and Laws
Abstract: Lessons designed for high school students to help them identify some of the synthetic chemicals they come in contact with, including pesticides, to consider how these affect people differently based upon a number of variables; discussion on alternatives and assessing risks and benefits of living with synthentic chemicals.
Source: NOW, PBS Television
National Pest Management Association, Inc.
Abstract: National trade association for the professional pest control industry. The Web site serves as a resource for their memberhsip, consumers, media, and teachers/students.
Source: National Pest Management Association, Inc.
Native Plant Society Associations
Abstract: The North American Native Plant Society fosters native plant initiatives across the country. This Web site provides links to native plant society associations throughout the Great Lakes as well as across the country.
Source: North American Native Plant Society
Pest World for Kids
Abstract: Fun activities designed for teachers in the classroom, informationon on health risks, interactive games, and facts on common pests are provided by NPMA. The introduction is animated.
Source: National Pest Management Association
School IPM for Parents and Teachers
Abstract: Background information and guidance offer suggestions for implementing an IPM program at schools. This link is directed to parents and teachers. Included are examples of school IPM programs, information on pesticide hazards, regulations, sample policies, and suggestions for notifiying parents.
Schooling of State Pesticide Laws -- 2002 Update [PDF]
Abstract: This is a review of state pesticide laws regarding schools with a table that summarizes how states around the country protect children from exposures.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
Statewide Integrated Pest Management Glossary
Abstract: Comprehensive list of IPM terms.
Source: University of California IPM Online
Ten Reasons Not To Use Pesticides [PDF]
Abstract: This four-page document lists ten of the primary reasons for not using pesticides.
What is School IPM
Abstract: Parents: how to get IPM implemented in your child's school; administrators: how to get IPM implemented in school. How to overcome barriers.