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Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training



The training consists of 40 hours of instruction which is mostly done field trip style.  We try to provide the real settings or habitat that best suits the animals, bugs, birds, plants and reptiles we are learning about.  So people that take the class will need to drive or carpool to the class site. We will stay away from classroom lectures and do as much hands on learning as possible.

Our first meeting is an introductory one at the  OSU Extension office in Somerset.  The starting date is April 26th at 6:00pm. The meeting will last until till 8:00pm.

Classes will meet twice a week and will usually be 2 or 3 hours long.  The days of the classes are Saturdays and Wednesdays with one exception.  If you are interested in signing up for the OCVN training please call the Perry County Extension Office at (740) 743-1602. Their friendly staff will help you.

People that take the training will not complete their OCVN requirements until they volunteer 40 hours their first year at either a state park or a local one. Training classes given are in partnership with OSU but, are not for credit. These are not college credit classes.

Certification cost will be approximately $65 and will cover the training manual and name tag. Final cost to be determined by the State of Ohio

Upcoming Events
Free Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime training Mar 28, 2017 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Athens Community Center 701 E. State St., Room A Athens, 45701
Mt. Aloysius Spring Craft Show Apr 01, 2017 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Mount Aloysius Gymnasium - 5375 Tile Plant Road, New Lexington, OH 43764
Free Legal Clinic Apr 04, 2017 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Perry County Ohio Courthouse Lower Level - 105 North Main St., New Lexington, Ohio 43764
Good Deeds Program Apr 04, 2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Perry County Ohio Courthouse Lower Level - 105 North Main St., New Lexington, Ohio 43764
Perry County Transit Easter Bunny Photos Apr 06, 2017 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Perry County Transit - 552 West Broadway Street New Lexington, OH  43764
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