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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 (Summer 2024 Registration Link)

Summer 2024

Cincinnati Parks Multiple Nature Centers in Cincinnati Christyl Johnson 513-240-5735

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

Schedule coming in May 2024

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

Spring 2025

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 (

Lucas County OSU Extension Lucas County Amy Stone 419-578-6783 TBD
Mahoning and Columbiana Counties OSU Extension Mahoning County Kristen Eisenhauer 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

     Seth Kannberg 

       Jill Halligan


September 5-November 7, 2024

Thursday Afternoons 

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


Seneca County OSU Extension Seneca County Pressley Buurma 419-447-9722

Fall 2024
Stark County The Wilderness Center, Wilmot, OH 44689   330-359-5235   TBD
Summit County    Maggie Rivera  (330) 928-4769

August 15 - September 14, 2024 

Thursdays 5:30-8:30 & Saturdays 9-4

Wood County Wood County Park District Jim Witter, Craig Everett 419-661-1697 xtn 1; 419-354-9050 TBD