Art Studio and School Chemistry Lab

As part of our 2016-2017 USDA grant program, we will provide a workshop on Safe Chemistry in the Lab on May 22, 2017 at the River Valley Community College in Claremont.  On May 23, there will be an Art Studio Chemical Safety at AVA Gallery in Lebanon.  It may not be obvious, but there are many art products that are hazardous to our health, and need to be handled with care or not used at all.  Dave Waddell of Waddell Environmental in Seattle will be the primary trainer for both workshops.  Click here for the Safe Chemistry flyer to learn more. Click here for the Art Studio Chemical Safety flyer.


As part of our 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 USDA grant programs, we provided workshops about handling laboratory chemicals for middle and high school science faculty, administrators, and facility operations managers in New Hampshire and Vermont.  

The purpose is to provide training about safety in the laboratory handling, storing, and using chemicals.  Since the Regional Planning Commission provides Household Hazardous Waste collections, this was an offshoot of that educational outreach as some schools bring their chemicals to our collections.

Workshop evaluations from the attendees were very positive in both years, and it is hoped that UVLSRPC will do these workshops again in the future in cooperation with the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.