The Healthy Schools Summit is going virtual this year! Join Women for a Healthy Environment as they translate research into action to create green and healthy schools.

How are school stakeholders coming together to realize our shared goal for green, safe and healthy schools for students and staff to return to? How are school leaders translating public health research into action to prevent the spread of COVID-19? What resources are available for our educators, nurses, parents, and students to respond to existing and emerging school health needs? Join Women for a Healthy Environment as they tackle these issues head-on with national, state, and local experts in a virtual conference format.

Morning Session

9:00 – 9:30 am | Keynote Address by Tracy Enger, Program Manager, U.S EPA

9:30 – 11:00 am | Public Health Decision Making in Schools: A Panel Discussion

with Dr. Farhad Ahmed, PA Dept. of Health; Aimee Eckmann, Perkins + Will; Dr. Megan Freeman, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; Dr. Robert Scherrer, Director Allegheny Intermediate Unit

11:00 – 12:30 pm | Clearing the Air: IAQ in the Time of COVID Facilities Workshop

with Lynn Rose, Environmental Health Consultant; Nina Hwang, Scientist, Green Seal; Raj Setty, President, SETTY & Associates; Al Pater, Director of Facilities, Riverview School District

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 1:30 pm | The Future of Green and Healthy Schools by Anisa Heming, Director of
Center for Green Schools, U.S Green Building Council

1:30 – 2:00 pm | Healthy Schools Recognition Program Virtual Awards Ceremony

2:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Workshop Series:

  • Learning Through Pandemics Past: Bringing Public Health into the Classroom by Dina Markowitz, PhD, Science Take-Out; Randy Bartlett, City of Bridges High School
  • “It’s Just a Cold”: A School Nurse Panel for Navigating Student Illness during COVID-19 by Deborah Gentile, MD, Asthma and Allergy Specialist; Maureen Callas, School Nurse, Montour School District; Erin Maughan, Director of Research, National Association of School Nurses
  • Civic Engagement Through Climate Literacy: Youth in Conversation by Eve Andrews, Climate Reporter, Grist Media; Moses Wamalwa, Youth Organizer, Alliance for Climate Education

Sliding Scale Admission Fees

The Healthy Schools Summit utilizes a sliding scale for admission fees. They are implementing this practice to increase the economic accessibility for members of our community who are interested in attending this conference and participating in this professional learning opportunity. They encourage attendees to choose a ticket price that is affordable. Fees begin at $10 and are capped at $50.