Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists Wanted!

Learn: Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists (OCVNs)  trainees receive University level training in natural resources from The Ohio State University Extension in the areas of : ecological concepts, art in interpretation, exploring Ohio’s watershed, aquatic life, stewardship, soils, geology, plants, forests, insects ans macro-invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals. Trainees complete a minimum of 40 hours of training.

Give: After training, new volunteers will work with each other in various activities in Knox County to complete 40 hours of service in the first year. Opportunities include: educations/interpretation and outreach, citizen science, land stewardship and program support.

Grow: OCVNs enjoy the social aspect of learning together, volunteering together, and helping others in our county.

Join: If you are interested in nature, want to help your community grow, and want to learn more, the Ohio State University Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program is for you!

Partnerships: The OCVN program is in partnership with the Knox County Parks District.

For more information or to obtain an application contact Sabrina Schirtzinger at 740-397-0401 or schirtzinger.55@osu.edu

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