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Central Ohio/ Franklin/Delaware Counties Preservation Parks of Delaware County Saundra McBreaty, CVA 740-524-8600 xtn 6

Register Here: Program: Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training (

Registration Opens: December 15, 2023 - Currently Full

Feb 21 - May 15, 2024
Cincinnati Nature Center Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford, OH 45150 Connie O'Connor  513-965-4891

City of Cincinnati Multiple Nature Centers in Cincinnati Jennifer Harten 513-321-6070

Columbus and Franklin County OSU Campus, Columbus Anne Baird 614-292-8603 - Look under events for course information

Schedule will be posted in March - Early April

Fall 2024
Erie County Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, ODNR-Wildlife, Huron, OH 44839 Jennifer Bucheit 419-433-4601 x120


Glen Helen Vernet Center & Nature Preserve 

Glen Helen Vernet Center & Nature Preserve, 405 Corry St. Yellow Springs, OH

Kat Christen 937-769-1904

March-May 2024
Harrison & Jefferson Counties

OSU Extension Harrison and Jefferson County

Erika Lyon 740-461-6136

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist | Jefferson (

Licking County         TBD
Lucas County OSU Extension Lucas County Amy Stone 419-578-6783 TBD
Mahoning County OSU Extension Mahoning County Eric Barrett 330-533-5538

Medina County OSU Extension Medina County, Medina, OH 44256 Ashley Kulhanek, MS 330-725-4911 xtn 106

Summer 2024
Portage County + Field Trip to Secrest Arboretum, Wooster OSU Extension Portage County



Richland County OSU Extension Richland County, Mansfield, OH 44906 Judy Villard 419-747-8755


Sandusky County Sandusky County Park District, Fremont, OH 43420 Deb Nofzinger Contact Deb
Stark County The Wilderness Center, Wilmot, OH 44689   330-359-5235   TBD
Wood County Wood County Park District Jim Witter, Craig Everett 419-661-1697 xtn 1; 419-354-9050 TBD