2020 Presentations & Videos

14th Annual Conference

The 14th Annual Conference will be virtual this year and held over zoom. It will consist of four, one and a half-hour-long sessions across 3 weeks, excluding the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Wednesday, November 18th 10:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Ph.D., from the University of Maryland, School of Public Health on Environmental Justice.
  • Dr. Greg Allen, Ph.D., Sr. Environmental Scientist, on the Chesapeake Bay program.

Conference Materials and  Recordings

Thursday, November 19th 10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Dr. Vicki Blazer, Ph.D., a researcher at U.S. Geological Survey, on the Pesticide concentration and biological responses in the Bay Watershed.
  • Dr. Mike Ichniowski, MD, from the American Academy of Pediatrics on Sanitizers & pesticide-registered disinfectants for COVID-19
  • Dr. Ana Rule, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Pesticide use in workplaces during COVID-19

Conference Materials and  Recordings

Wednesday, December 2nd 10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Dr. Tom Green, Ph.D., President of IPM Institue of North America, on Grower-led successes on reducing pesticide use and risk.
  • Cleo Braver, an organic farmer, on Healthy soils.

Conference Materials and  Recordings

Wednesday, December 9th 10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides on Post-Election analysis of the environmental landscape ahead.
  • George Harmon, Board Chair of Maryland Pesticide Education Network, on Pesticide use data accountability.
  • Bonnie Raindrop, Outreach Coordinator of Smart on Pesticides Coalition on Chlorpyrifos and Pollinator Protection.
  • Virginia Ruiz, attorney, on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Maryland’s essential food and farm workers.

Conference Materials and  Recordings

For more information please contact Bonnie Raindrop, Project Director, at raindrop@mdpestnet.org or at 410-404-3808.


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