The committee is fortunate to count Joellen Lampman, School & Turf IPM Extension Support Specialist from Cornell University, as a member. Joellen is developing a new curriculum that we are excited to offer as free programming to the Bethlehem Central School District. Below is a brief description of the available programs, but she can tailor the curriculum to your particular needs, if desired. Feel free to contact committee chairs, Julie Sasso and Dan Rain via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The general curriculum focuses on increasing awareness of ticks and tick borne disease with age appropriate information and activities. This curriculum is designed to adequately prepare children and their parents to enjoy spending time outside without excessive fear of ticks or tick borne illnesses.
Program Formats include:
Lyme Disease Awareness month is May which makes that an ideal time to hold assemblies/evening presentations, etc. However, Joellen is available throughout the year if there is a time that is more convenient for your needs.
Please contact us via email at email@example.com for more information. We are happy to schedule a phone call or an in person meeting to discuss the curriculum in further detail.
SummaryIn 2015, the Bethlehem Committee on Deer and Ticks launched our inaugural Fall Forum Series designed to provide town residents with valuable information about tick management. This new program is geared towards equipping our younger residents with the information they need to avoid tick borne illnesses, while hopefully feeling confident and relaxed when spending time outdoors. We are excited to offer this program to our local schools and look forward to working with you this spring and beyond.