Save the Date! Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists State Conference 2016

Oct 8, 2016, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Join us for the 16th OCVN State Conference at the Mansfield branch of The Ohio State University for a day dedicated to the joy of discovery! Come prepared to discover:

  • New educational and interpretive techniques using a variety of settings including wetlands and forests;
  • Participate in breakout sessions on new issues including pollinator conservation and education and climate change as well as gain new insights in wildlife, ecology and geology;
  • Explore citizen science and see if it is for you.

Plan to also attend our pre-conference workshop Wading into Wetlands on Friday Oct. 7 at the Black Fork Wetlands Preserve near the campus of Ashland University from noon—4:00 PM.

This workshop will address how to effectively engage both youth and adult audiences through wetland exploration. The session and will be led by Dr. Patricia Saunders, Associate Professor in Biology, Ashland University, and will also provide examples of research through citizen science. OCVNs Herb Broda and Janet Ellsworth will be assisting.