Volunteer Naturalists - You Can Be One Too!

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists do 40 hours of coursework and 40 hours of volunteer service to be certified.  Photo courtesy of Jim McCormac.








Earlier this month, 21 central Ohioans joined the ranks of the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists (OCVN) by completing 40 hours of coursework and 40 hours of volunteer service. This program is overseen by Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, a part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

According to Thomas Wendt, one of the newly-certified OCVN’s, the training facilitated a “common ground for environmentally conscious people to connect with nature as well as other people, and promote preservation of our natural resources.”

Read about the recent class experiences and find out how you can become certified to connect others with the natural world.  The next class begins April of 2018.  To get a heads up on when registration starts, email Sandra McBrearty.