BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - If you have an interest in the natural resources of Ohio and you are eager to learn about these resources and share your knowledge with others you have a training available.
The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program (OCVN) program is designed to teach participants about the natural world through science-based education, both in the classroom and in the field. This training, coupled with community-based volunteer service, will enable participants to become certified as volunteer naturalists.
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park partners with Ohio State University Extension to offer the Cuyahoga Valley Chapter of OCVN. Participants are required to complete 40 hours of combined classroom and field-based instruction along with 40 hours of volunteer service. Certification is maintained by completing eight hours of continuing education and 20 hours of volunteer service each year.
Program dates in 2013 are April 5 to April 6 (overnight session at Stanford House ), Friday, April 12; Saturday April 20; Friday, April 26; Saturday, May 4; Friday, May 10; and Saturday, May 18, 2013. Overnight session will be from 4 pm Friday through 4 pm Saturday. Remaining weekly sessions run approximately 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $250 for all six sessions.
For more information about this program, email Connie Dages at the Environmental Education Center email@example.com . or call 330-657-2796, ext. 100.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Cuyahoga Co. Headlines
With temperatures in the mid to upper-fifties Wednesday, NewsChannel5 forecasters warned that this was the last day this week to get outside chores done before another chill sets in.
Loved ones of a family gunned down in a Brooklyn Cracker Barrel more than one year ago have launched a local organization to help victims of domestic violence.