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2003 Legislation Reforming Pest Management Practices in Illinois Day Care Centers
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: The law amends the Child Care Act and identifies the requirements for Daycares.
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A Mouse- and Pesticide-Free House
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Mice are cute, but not in your cereal box. This is a fact sheet provided by the Northwest Coalition for Alternative to Pesticides (the actual article was published by the Journal of Pesticide Reform). It is representative of the approach that the NCAP takes....
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ABC's of Healthy Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: This is brief brochure provides suggestions for creating a voice for children and creating healthy school environments.
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ABC's of IPM Implementation in your School District
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: This flow chart simplifies the process of IPM.
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Alphabetical List of Pesticide Fact Sheets
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: EPA's fact sheets on pesticides, associated risks, and advisories and announcements are available with updates as they occur.These can include a very broad range of topics such as "Citizens Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety", "Biopesticide Fact Sheets...
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Beyond Pesticides State and Local School Pesticides Policies
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: An interactive map allows the capability of identifying your state and accessing current regulations regarding school pesticide policies.
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Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides: The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Materials - Experiment - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have ha...
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Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: Natural enemies (photographs and information), tutorials that include insect primers, IPM strategies and tactics and a comprehensive glossary make this site everything you would expect from Cornell University.
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Bug Identification
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: This is an interactive key that keys to Order. The key works for adult insects and it not intended for other stages.
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Bug Spray
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Need to implement some type of insect, animal, lice, mite, odor, fungus, snake, lizard or just about any kind of pest control? If yes, you are probably on the right page. Their goal is to offer information on whatever is bugging you! Just scroll down t...
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CHEC's HealtheHouse A Resource for Environmental Health Risks Affecting Children
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - List - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Very interactive site. A virtual house starts the experience, however, explore the products, resources and protecting your kids sections for resources on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home (and in the classroom).
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Child Care IPM (Indiana)
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Some very basic information about IPM in childcare facilities with regulation information for Illinois and Indiana schools.
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Child Devleopment Center Become Nation's First "IPM Star"
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: A child development center that has been pesticide-free for over twelve years was recently awarded the first IPM STAR certification for a childcare facility in the nation.
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Children's Health Month 2006: Promoting Healthy School Environments
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Children spend a significant portion of their time in schools—more than in any other environment other than their homes. Children’s Health Month is a perfect opportunity to learn more about improving the health of your school environments. A link is provided f...
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Cockroaches
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - List
Summary: This creepy crawly page, (using the language of the website designer) provides valuable insite into the biology and requirements of the Common, American, German, Brown-Banded, Smokey Brown and Australian Cockroaches. Suggestions for control are provided from...
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Cost of IPM in Schools
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Routine pesticide spraying is common in Illinois schools. The costs are varied, yet they can be reduced to provide cost-effective alternatives using IPM.
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Earth Easy
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Ideas for environmentally sustainable linving includes resources for living, growing, eating, play, clothing and giving. They have a large collection of book recommendations that support sustainable living. My attention was originally drawn through articles on...
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Educational Presentations for School IPM
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: News releases, video-based presentations, coloring-puzzle book presentations and posters offer educational content for IPM inschools.
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Exploring Urban Integrated Pest Management
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Exploring Urban Integrated Pest Management provides activities and resources for Teaching K-6. The educational material is downloadable. This resource provides the opportunity for K-6 educators in formal and informal settings to use IPM as the real-world them...
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EXTOXNET, The EXtension TOXicology NETwork
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Obtain toxicology and pesticide information briefs and profiles as well as factsheets.
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Fight the Bite Integrated Pest Management
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The University of Illinois Extension has provided a fact sheet on the West Nile Virus, it's transmission and relationship with humans as well as other mammals, and tips for reducing insect populations using an intergrated pest management system.
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Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Management
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Beyond Pesticides has created a new database tool that is intended to provide decision and policy makers, practitioners and activists with easier access to current and historical information on pesticide hazards and safe pest management, drawing on and linking...
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Glossary of Insecta Terms
Type: Glossary
Summary: A glossary of entomological terms.
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Green Flag Program
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Checklist
Summary: The Green Flag Program is a project of the Child Proofing our Communities Campaign coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. They offer a start up kit to help school communities learn about the program and its materials describe how to fo...
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Green Module for Biochemistry: A New Chemical Family of Insecticides Exemplified by CONFIRM Selective Caterpillar Control Agent
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The topic of green chemistry could be incorporated into a traditional biochemistry class quite easily without requiring a large amount of class time. Most biochemistry classes include a discussion of enzyme mechanisms and kinetics. One could use acetylchol...
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Green Module for Chemical Toxicology: Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have had...
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Green Module for Environmental Chemistry: Antifoulants
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is primarily adapted for use in an Environmental Chemistry course. In addition this module may also be of interest in Freshman Chemistry (half-life, solubility and concentration units), Biochemistry (biodegradation) and Toxicology (acute toxicity,...
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Green Pet, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Many chemical products pose real dangers to the health of our pets. This article provides suggestions as well as background information. Definitions, facts and pertinent information are all provided in an interactive format.
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Greening Our Schools Earth Day Activities
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Holiday
Summary: Elementary Teachers can begin development of a year's worth of lessons that support the mission of Earth Day. Earth Day IS every day. This list of 20 will expand to include lessons appropriate for each topic and for elementary education.
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Greening School Lesson Plan Format (PDF)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Lesson plans are beginning to appear in the Greening School's Resource list for teachers. Formal lessons will use this format. If you have lessons to submit that meet the greening principles, if they address chemistry, biology, geology, other sciences or art...
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HeadLice.org
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Current lice and scabies news, facts and photos, prevention and treatment, adverse reaction, product problems, education resources and free downloads and more can be accessed through this website.
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Healthy SEAT
Grade Level: High School
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Household Products Database
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Database - Web site
Summary: Searchable database of products, ingredients, and material safety data sheets for auto products, inside the home, pesticides, landscape/yard, personal care/use, home maintenance, arts & crafts and pet care.
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How to Get Your Lawn & Garden off Drugs
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction

Authors, Rubin, Carole

ISBN 1-55017-320-0

The conflict between a pest-free lawn, vegetable patch or garden tears at environmentally conscious gardeners on an annual basis. This guide, while small (121 pages) offers val...

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How to Implement an Integrated Pest Management Program at Your Facility (Child Care Center)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: What is Integrated Pest Management, Why is it important, Pesticeds and Human Health: Is there a concern, Are Pesticides Necessary, Starting IPM: Thinking Like a Pest, IPM is Common Sense Pest Control, Hiring and Working with a Pest Control Company for IPM Serv...
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IAQ Tools for Schools Kit - Ventilation Checklist
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist
Summary: Checklists for administration, building maintenance, food service, health officer, integrated pest managmenet, renovation and repairs, school officials, teacher's classroom, ventilation, walk though inspection, and waste management are all available from this...
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IDEM Childrens' Health Environmental Education Lesson
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary
Summary: These lessons provide teacher preparation, presenter preparations, lessons and activities, extensions, standards, glossary of childrens' environmental health terms and additional resources. The lessons focus on Integrated Pest Management and the ways in whic...
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Illinois Law Requires IPM in Childcare Facilities:Factsheet from Safer Pest Control Project
Type: Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: Public Act 93-0381 requires all Illinios licensed childcare facilities to use IPM. This fact sheet provides a brief explanation of the requirement.
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Indoor Air Program
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a portal to a variety of facts sheets and educational material links. Included are ABC's of Secondhand Smoke, Air Quality EnvironMinutes, Community Leader Kit for Women and Children, Sick Building Syndrome, Pesticides, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide,...
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Insect Identifier
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: Insect anatomy, taxonomy, and insect identifcation based upon winged, wingless, and modified wings. Nicely done, easy to use resource.
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Insects, Mites & Spiders: Articles & Resources
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: A guide to identify pests includes ants, bees/wasps, beetles/bugs, butterlies/moths,flies, termites, spiders as well as many others and pesticide resources.
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Safer Pest Control is working from the ground up to promote safe alternatives to pesticides in Illinois. Safer Pest Control Project N.F.P. (SPCP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the public health risks and environmental impacts of pesticide...
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools and Child Care Facilities
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Purdue's IPM for Schools and Child Care Facilities concentrates on the issues and needs of school and childcare facility administrators and provides a variety of resources. These are designed to help meet the needs of the school with special consideration to...
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools: A How-to Manual
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Integrated pest management principles in schools helpf to reduce contact with toxic substances in the school environment. EPA promotes integrated pest management through documents such as the IPM for Schools: A How-to Manual. IPM is a process that emplys a p...
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Integrated Pest Management in Schools: A Better Method
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Integrated Pest Management in Schools: A Better Method, is an educational video from the Safer Pest Control Project. It introduces schools to ways in which pesticide use can be reduced while increasing the effectiveness of pest control. This is designed to h...
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Intersexuality and the Cricket Frog Linked to Pesticide Use
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Research
Summary: Hermaphrodite Frogs Linked to Pesticide Use in a University of Illinois research report released March 2005. Scientists who compared frogs collected over the last 150 years have discovered a dramatic increase in hermaphrodites during the times when contaminat...
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IPM and Notification Handbook
Type: Checklist - Database - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: Safer Pest Control Project has produced an IPM Handbook for schools that contains an IPM and Notification Checklist, Summary of State Laws, Deginition, IPM Policy (including forms), IPM Participants and a lot of basic information for establishing an IPM progra...
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IPM for Gardeners
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-Fiction

Authors, Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, and Nancy R. Pataky

ISBN 0-88192-647-7

IPM for Gardeners is a manual, first addressing the needs of plants, diseases and insects and other pests in the first thr...

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IPM for Parents and Teachers, California
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Glossary - List - Web site
Summary: 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 and sample policies.
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IPM for Pennsylvania Schools: A How-to Manual
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Thi is a 136 page document available as a PDF or as hard copy by request to the source. Table of Contents includes how to get started, models for reference and sample plans as well as a fairly comprehensive section on technical information as applicable for Pe...
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IPM for Pennsylvania Schools: A How-To Manual Revised 2004 Edition
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Specifically for Pennsylvania schools, this 136-page manual is available online in parts or in its entirety. You may also order hard copies of the manual; copies are free for all Pennsylvania school districts and $7 plus $5 shipping and handling per order for...
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IPM for Teachers Curriculum
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: The contencts appear designed for upper grade levels, they are linked to science standards. Sections include: biology of insects and weeds, soil ecosystems and biological controls, pesticides, chemical controls, agriculture, natural areas, and IPM in schools,...
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IPM How Do You Spell It? Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Topics covered in this 38-slide presentation includes pest control and healthm traditional pest control in schools, state-of-the-art pest control IPM.
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IPM How Do You Spell It? Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Topics covered in this 38-slide presentation includes pest control and healthm traditional pest control in schools, state-of-the-art pest control IPM.
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IPM in Schools Nationwide Directory
Type: Article/Report - Database - List
Summary: Many states have taken different approaches regarding IPM in schools. Find out about the current status and requirements for EPA and schools in your state.
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IPM Institute of North America School IPM
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: IPM standards for school buildings and grounds, links, resources, as they apply to schools are provided in a very comprehensive format. An IPM school certification page is being developed.
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IPM Star Award for Organizations
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The IPM Star Certification Program recognizes and rewards IPM practicioners who meet a high standard of IPM This is available for professionals, organizations, prdoucts and services. It provides incentives for everyone to reduct pest and pesticde risks to heal...
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Is Organic Food Worth the Extra Cost?
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students calculate the amount of pesticide residue in selected foods for two pesticides and determine if these levels are safe. Then they read an article about a research study looking for metabolites of these pesticides in children. Finally, they use this i...
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Kentucky IPM Picture Sheets
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Picture sheets for quick photo identification of pests (field crops, fruits, vegetables) and beneficial insects are provided. Additional fact sheets and manuals are provided for IPM of a great variety of pests.
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Kids and Chemicals Facts and Laws
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This lesson is designed so students are able to identify some of the synthetic chemicals they have contact with during their days; so they can consider the affects that toxic chemicals have on people; that they can reflect upon alternatives to toxic home-use p...
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Montana Weed Control Association
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The Montana Weed Control Association provides descriptions of noxious weeds, with suggestions on how to control each. Recommendations include combinations of cultivation, selective herbicies and competitive crops. Mechanical (or cultivation)includes timing t...
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Mosquito Control and Safe Pesticide Use
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Documents include "Don't grow your own mosquitoes--a home and garden checklist (English and Spanish), "Mosquitoes, How to Control Them," and "Safety of Pesticides Used to Control Adult Mosquitoes." Eight documents are offered on mosquito control using safe me...
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MSDS Databases
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: Use this tool to conduct a search on MSDS information for anything from cleaning supplies, pesticides, to chemicals and art supplies used in the classroom.
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National Pest Management Association Inc
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Language Options - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: This resource is designed for consumers and professionals in the pest control industry. The website offers teacher resources, activities for children interested in learning more about pests, and it offers a link to locate recommended professionals.
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Native Plant Information Network
Type: Database - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The resources provided by he LBJ Wildflower Center include a native plants database, complete with an image gallery of almost 17,000 images, a national suppliers director and a national organizations directory, and a clearinghouse of publications.
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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (English)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (Spanish)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Pennsylvania IPM Program (The)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A valuable site for gaining information on many aspects of IPM. The education section includes resources for teachers complete with lessons for all grade levels.
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Pest Control in Schools and Child Care Centers (Spanish)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help Spanish-speaking parents understand the concerns for IPM.
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Pest World for Kids
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This pest and insect site should appeal to all ages. Interactive learning games, lesson plans for teachers, facts sheets and pest post cards are quite creative as well as informative.
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Pesticides Glossary
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Slightly more technical glossary for pest management.
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Pesticides in Schools and Childcares: What are the health risks?
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A two-page announcement that identifies some of the primary concerns about pesticide exposure in schools and childcare facilities.
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Pet Products May Harm Both Pets and Humans
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Collars, sprays, dusts and other flea control products are proving harmful to pets and the people who care for the animals.
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Quantitative Research Regarding Pest Management Practices in Minnesota K-12 Schools
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report was generated in response to growing public converns over pest management practices in K-12 Minnesota schools. A survey concluding in 1999 resulted in a "statistically reliable survey" that could provide information on existing practices in the sc...
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Reduce your child's exposure to chemicals
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report
Summary: In addition to largely unknown chronic effects, many chemicals in common household products pose immediate danger if accidentally ingested. For those reasons, consumers should read labels carefully and choose products that appear to pose the lowest risk. It's...
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Regulating Biopesticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: List - Research - Web site
Summary: Before a pesticide can be marketed and used in the United States, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires that EPA evaluate the proposed pesticide to assure that its use will not pose unreasonable risks of harm to human health...
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Resources and References for Safe Healthy Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Web site
Summary: This list offers parents helpful tips and resources to address any environmental hazards found in schools.
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Rodents and Others
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - List
Summary: Biological information as well as control for Brown and Black rats, mice, mink, squirrels, and a variety of other "rodents" are provided at this site. Biological information, reasons for concerns and indicators are provided. This may make some readers squirm...
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Safer Schools
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: "The School Pesticide Reform Coalition advocates for every child's and school employee's right to an environmentally healthy school. The Coalition works protect children's and the public's health by supporting nationwide grassroots action and focusing local,s...
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School IPM (Pennsylvania IPM)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Language Options - Web site
Summary: School IPM, which is part of Pennsylania's Community IPM program, is everybody's business because nothing is more important than the health of our children. PA IPM maintains a comprehensive school IPM program that is available to all 501 school districts in Pe...
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School IPM: IPM Standards Available for Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Lessons, school building and school grounds standards, scorecards, inspection and sanitation techniques, and most of the basics are referenced and linked to in this downloadable PDF formatted document. The entire document is 165 and 1125 KB. Topics include pes...
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School Pesticide Reform Coalition
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: "Children are among the most vulnerable to adverse health effects of pesticides. A variety of age-related physiological factors explain the increased sensitivity that children face. Not only do younger and smaller people by nature receive a higher dose of toxi...
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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution and Why Scientists Disagree
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

AuthorColleen Moore

ISBN019515391

Colleen Moore’s book identifies a troubling body of evidence. She shows how environmental pollution places an increasing and quantifiable burden on the education of American children. The book...

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Skeeter Reader, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: A 2-page PDF for children on mosquitos and West Nile Virus prevention is available.
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Statewide Integrated Pest Management Glossary
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: Definitions for IPM terms. Links from this site will provide additional resources and facts on pest management (however, these links are designed for California).
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Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Glossary - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center (NSC's EHC) and the US EPA have developed a Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality. This guide is an excellent companion tool to accompany the IAQ Tools for Schools. The guide provides worksheets and an...
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Understanding the Organism Insect and Arthropod Biology and ID
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson provides tools for identification of insects and understanding the organism's life cycles and survival requirements.
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Unidentified Inert Ingredients in Pesticides: Implications for Human and Environmental Health
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: By statute or regulation in the United States and elsewhere, pesticide ingredients are divided into two categories: active and inert (sometimes referred to as other ingredients, adjuvants, or coformulants) . Despite their name, inert ingredients may be biologi...
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West Nile Virus Educational Materials
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: Various fact sheets and educational documents on West Nile Virus and mosquitos are available through the Fairfax County (Virginia) Health Department. Many of these are applicable throughout the country but what makes this desirable is sheets are provided in a...
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WhatisIPM.org
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a term that pest professionals are familiar with; however, recent research conducted by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) reveals that to 62% of homeowners IPM still remains a mystery. Providing a consumer fri...
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What's New at IPM
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Management of pests in field crops, fruits, vegetables, landscapes, greenhouses, as well as home, yard and garden areas assist teachers, home owners, and facility managers in decision making and development of management techniques. Pests can be tracked using...
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WHO Classification of Pesticides
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Pesticide Data Sheets (PDSs) - contain basic information for safe use of pesticides. The Pesticide Data Sheets are prepared by WHO in collaboration with FAO and give basic toxicological information on individual pesticides. Priority for issue of PDSs is given...
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