News

  1. Educators Needed - Wild Hearts African Farm

    May 4, 2018

    In 2010 I went through the OCVN program in Montgomery County. It changed my life. After the program, I changed careers and began the process of working towards my dream of creating an educational center in our area, where people of all ages could learn about animals and nature. I went back to college to get my master's in zoology, held a position as an ODNR State Park Naturalist for a few years and wrote a business plan for my venture. I traveled to Belize, Kenya and Namibia to study field conservation and incorporate that into the plan.

  2. Pollinator Partnership (P2) Seeking Volunteers

    May 4, 2018

    Pollinator Partnership (P2) is seeking volunteers to participate in the Ohio portion of their Monarch Wings Across the Eastern Broadleaf Forest project. Volunteers work with seed collection teams to collect seed from 20 targeted monarch host and nectar plant species. 

  3. Butterfly House at Beech Creek Gardens, Alliance, Ohio

    Jun 28, 2017

    The Butterfly House at Beech Creek Gardens in Alliance is short of volunteers for the season. Contact Amy Barr for more information by leaving a message in her voice mail at 330-639-9157.

    All "Docent" (volunteer) shifts at the Butterfly House are:

    10:00am to 1:00pm or 1:00-4:00pm, Monday-Saturday

    12:00-2:30pm or 2:30-5:00pm, Sundays

    Summer season is June 12 to September 17

  4. Citizen Scientists needed to study insect pollination

    Apr 3, 2017

    The Gardiner Lab at The Ohio State University Department of Entomology is seeking Citizen Scientists to aid in the study of insect pollination this summer! Our goal is to measure the amount of pollination provided to gardens in rural, suburban and urban landscapes. Measuring pollination is one way to gauge the health of our bee community. All that is required is a small garden space where you will be able to grow four sweet pepper plants and the willingness to follow an experimental protocol this summer!

  5. Pollinating at Fort Ancient

    Creating a Hard Road Native Corridor

    Mar 23, 2017

    Steve Herminghausen, Lead Librarian at the Northwest Library, is leading a project in the Northwest Columbus area near the Northwest Library to educate and encourage residents and property owners along the Hard Road area to replant their properties with native plants, shrubs, and trees, and to practice sustainable methods in their yards.  This area has been affected by a couple years of road widening construction.

  6. Erin Shaw

    "Nature's Corner" 100th episode to be aired March 27 on Channel 6 (cable: The Lebanon Channel) at 8AM

    Mar 22, 2017

    Erin Shaw has been hosting the “Nature’s Corner” program through the cable TV station (Ch. 6) here in Lebanon for many years. Her 100th program will be recorded and aired March 27, 2017. Below is a note from Joe Hackman, the Production Manager at Channel 6. Joe’s note was addressed to the City Manager of Lebanon as well as to the Deputy City Manager.

  7. Application due by APRIL 1.

    Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp

    Mar 22, 2017

    Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp is planned for July 7th-9th, 2017 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp! This event targets youth ages 8-19 who have needs that cannot be accommodated for at traditional 4-H Camps. Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp is designed with individual youth in mind and is tailored to their needs. It gives youth a chance to try new things in a safe environment while building relationships.

  8. Volunteer at the Wilds

    Mar 16, 2017

    OCVN VOLUNTEERS!

    The Wilds has a number of different types of service needs. Some are for special events.

    More specialized needs: Volunteer naturalists needed to assist in research and restoration at the Wilds! We have needs in a variety of topics, including: herbarium plant collection, prairie seed collection, native plant gardening, and butterfly surveys.  

    CONTACT: Rebecca Swab at rswab@thewilds.org

  9. SPOTD Turtle Conservation Internship

    Feb 10, 2017

    The SPOTD turtle conservation internship program is designed to provide hands-on field experience.

    The Splash Fund of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium works in collaboration with The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Wild4Ever for field work as part of the Spotted Turtle Headstarting, Augmentation, and Repatriation Program for Northeast Ohio.

  10. Free bird feeders from Cornel Lab

    Jan 26, 2017

    Hello, My name is Lindsay Glasner. I am the Outreach Coordinator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdSleuth K-12 Education Program. The BirdSleuth team is partnering with Pennington Wild Bird. We’re aiming to distribute window bird feeders to 10,000 teachers across the nation. I’m reaching out to you in the hopes you can help us distribute these free bird feeders to educators.  

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