- Four coalition meetings. These included attendance at the Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference in February; our first half-day educational meeting, which offered presentations about pests, pesticides and health, IPM in Schools, and a visit from Spots the bed bug sniffing dog; and UNL Extension wildlife expert Stephen Vantassel's talk on bats.
- Completion of our IPM in Schools demonstration visits at OPS and LPS.
- IPM visits to 5 child care centers. For some of these, we provided general IPM information, while others requested help for specific problems, such as bats and cockroaches.
- Two IPM In-services for child care staff and directors.
- Two visits to 4 Nebraska tribal schools to provide IPM information and assessments.
- IPM survey distribution to coalition members, school administration, and child care centers asking about how our IPm program has affected their knowledge and use of IPM. I will report about the results of these surveys in 2012.
- Filming and production of the "How to Conduct IPM in Schools" video, which explores the process of an IPM demonstration.
- IPM Youth Programs at the Natural Resource District Nature Nights.
Thanks to everyone who was involved in these projects!
It's also been a year and a half since I started this blog. It's been a great way to document and share what's new in IPM, both in our state and through our work with colleagues around the country. I look forward to reporting on many new activities in 2012! Happy Holidays!