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Central Ohio

Franklin, Delaware

Contacts:
Rich Niccum, Education Services Manager
Preservation Parks of Delaware county

 

2656 Hogback Rd
Sunbury, OH 43074
740-524-8600 ext. 3
 
Contact for more information:
Saundra McBreaty, CVA
Special Event & Volunteer Coordinator
Preservation Parks of Delaware County
(740) 524-8600, ext. 6

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Belmont County and Ohio Valley area
Contact:
Dan Lima
Belmont County Extension Educator
Ohio State University Extension
101 N Market Street, Suite A
St. Clairsville OH 43950
Telephone: 740-695-1455
lima.19@osu.edu
Next Course:  TBD

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Cincinnati Nature Center
Contact: 
Connie O'Connor
Director of Education
Cincinnati Nature Center
14949 Tealtown Road
Milford,  OH  45150
513-965-4891
 
Next Course:  Fall 2018 - Closed.  Contact Connie for information regarding the next course.

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Cuyahoga Valley
Contact: Chris Auerbach-Brown
Director of Program
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula,  OH  44264
330-657-2909 ext. 133
330-608-4127 (cell)
Next Course:  April 2018

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Erie County
Contact:
Jennifer Bucheit –Education Coordinator
Old Woman Creek NERR
ODNR-Wildlife
2514 Cleveland Rd. E
Huron, OH  44839
Phone: 419-433-4601 x120
Next Course:  Spring 2019
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Hocking Hills Region                

Hocking, Fairfield, Athens, Pickaway, Vinton

Contact:
OSU Extension, Hocking County
Joyce Shriner, CED
150 North Homer Avenue
Logan, OH 43138
740-385-3222 Office
hocking.osu.edu
 
OCVN Hocking Hills Chapter President:  Bea Mills
 
Next Course:        

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Knox County
Contact:
Sabrina Schirtzinger
OSU Extension Knox County
160 Columbus Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
(740)397-0401
Next Course:  Contact Sabrina for information on the next course.
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Lake County / Holden Arboretum

Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, Summit counties

Contact:
Eva M. Rodriguez,Education Intern
The Holden Arboretum
(440) 946-4400 ext. 209

Details at: http://www.holdenarb.org/OhioCertifiedVolunteerNaturalistProgram.asp

Next Course: 

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Licking County
Community Engagement Coordinator / OCVN Coordinator
Leslie Bline
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Road
Newark, Ohio 43056
New Chapter Course:  

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Lucas County
Contact:
Amy Stone, OCVN Coordinator
OSU Extension, Lucas County
5403 Elmer Dr.
Toledo, Oh. 43615
419-578-6783
Next Course:  September 21-November 2, 2018 Brochure
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Mahoning County
Contact
Eric Barrett, OCVN Coordinator
490 South Broad St
Canfield  OH  44406
330-533-5538
 
Next Course:   Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) Training

January 22 through May 19

The OCVN program promotes awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio's natural resources through science-based education and community service. Those trained in the program are paired with parks, nature centers and other locations for volunteer service. Training is held two Mondays per month and three Saturdays from the end of January through May 19.

Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more

Questions; 330-533-5538

DETAILS & APPLICATIONS: http://go.osu.edu/naturalisttraining

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Medina County
Contact: 
Ashley Kulhanek, MS
Extension Educator
Agriculture & Natural Resources
 
OSU Extension, Medina County
120 W. Washington St., Suite 1-L Medina, OH 44256
330-725-4911 X 106
 
Next Course:  Spring 2017 - Closed.  Contact Ashley for information regarding the next course.
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Perry County
Contact: 

Perry County Soil & Water Conservation District
Steve Glade, Primary Contact, Ameri-Corp volunteer with the Perry County SWCD
109 West Gay Street
Somerset, OH 43783
(740) 743-1325

Ted Wiseman
Extension Educator                                                                                      
OSU Extension Perry County                                                                                                                       
104 South Columbus Street
P.O. Box 279
Somerset, OH 43783   
740-743-1602 Office / 740-743-1215 Fax                                     
wiseman.15@osu.edu 
perry.osu.edu     

Next Course:  Spring 2017 - Closed.  Contact Ted for more information on the next course.

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Richland County

For information on the course, to obtain a brochure or application, contact the host:
OSU Extension-Richland County
Attention: Dr. Judy Villard Overocker
1495 West Longview Avenue, Suite 206
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
email: Villard.1@osu.edu
Office phone: 419 747-8755

Next Course:   August 14-October 30, 2018 - Deadline to register July 14th.    Brochure                                                                           

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Sandusky County
Contact:
 
Deb Nofzinger, Certified Interpretive Trainer, Certified Interpretive Planner
Program Coordinator
Sandusky County Park District
1970 Countryside Place
Fremont, OH 43420

dnofzinger@sanduskycountyparks.com

www.lovemyparks.com

Next Course:  Contact Deb for more information on the next course.
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Contact:
Southwest Region
Southwest Ohio
Course Co-host:
Erin Shaw, ODNR Naturalist with Ohio State Parks and Watercraft
Caesar Creek Nature Center
4006 Pioneer Village Road
Waynesville, OH 45068
913-728-2426
 
 
 
 
Next Course:  Two condensed classes will be offerred beginning in Jan and March 2019 at the Caesar Creek Nature Center with Erin Shaw.  See brochure jan and brochure march.

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Stark County / The Wilderness Center
Contact:
Carrie Elvey, OCVN Coordinator/Naturalist
PO Box 202,
9877 Alabama Ave SW
Wilmot, Ohio 44689-0200
(330) 359-5235
Next Course:  TBA
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Wood County

Contact:
Jim Witter, Program Coordinator
Wood County Park District
18729 Mercer Road
Bowling Green,  OH  43402
Ph: 419-661-1697  ext. 1
Cell: 419-575-7345       
  
Craig Everett, Co-coordinator
639 South Dunbridge Road, Suite 1
Bowling Green, OH  43402
419-354-9050 PH
419-352-7413 FX
Next Course:   Spring 2018
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