Upcoming Training and Events

Midwest Pesticide Action Center is constantly adding new workshops, training events, and outreach activities to our calendar. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.  Sign Up

We offer site assessments, custom workshops, and individualized assistance for client service providers, childcare centers, building managers, schools, retailers, and others interested in educating their staff and clients on reducing pesticide use.

IPM in Childcare Facilities

Free Gateways i-learning workshop for all child care providers

Learn the basics of Integrated Pest Management and your responsibilities as a childcare provider for implementing an IPM plan from this one hour Gateway i-learning online workshop created by MPAC with support from the US EPA Environmental Justice program. Receive 1 hour of CEU credit upon completion.

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Free Peer-to-Peer webinar for all child care providers

This series of webinars is part of MPAC’s peer-to-peer network to promote better pest control options for child care facilities.  Ask your questions directly to other child care providers at model IPM child care homes and centers and learn how to safely and more effectively control pests.  Please check back later — more dates will be posted soon!

MGG Lawn & Land Forum

The MGG Lawn & Land Forum is a collaboration between MPAC and the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association, supported by the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPM) to document, summarize, and improve the state of IPM and Natural Lawn Care policies and practices locally, regionally, and nationally. All summaries, findings, and resources developed from this forum remain open source to turf managers, policymakers, and individuals interested in applying IPM policies and programs to their work at bit.ly/LLFnotes.

Up next, the MGG Forum travels to Milwaukee on October 29th for its full-day workshop. Find more information here.

Bed Bugs in Chicago: Free Webinar Series

MPAC is bringing back our popular free bed bug webinars to deliver expert advice directly and conveniently to your computer screen. Whether you’re a landlord, tenant, housing manager, or client service provider, don’t wait until you have a bed bug problem to learn how to control this pest. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Upcoming Lunch & Learn webinars:

  • Wednesday, October 10:  Chicago’s Bed Bug Ordinance: What’s in it for Me?
  • Wednesday, October 17:  Strategies for Prevention: Reducing Bed Bug Infestation Risk
  • Wednesday, October 24:  Effective Retail Products for Bed Bug Monitoring & Control

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MGG On the Road

From April 27th through May 18th, we’re bringing Midwest Grows Green (MGG) on the road! Our journey begins in Milwaukee for Milwaukee Grows Green Weekend, April 27th – 29th. The next weekend, we remain in Southeast Wisconsin for Stoughton Grows Green Day, May 5th, and, also, travel across Greater Chicago, May 6th, for our MGG Point-of-Purchase Day. Finally, we wrap things up in style with a full Chicago Grows Green Week of press events, webinars, MGG Kickoffs, and demonstrations across Greater Chicago, May 11th through 18th.

Keep track of our travels at bit.ly/MGGrtrip or the hashtag #MGGroadtrip on Twitter and encourage your neighbors and friends to support the effort by taking the pledge at bit.ly/MGGpledge.

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