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From Kayla Hughes
Program Assistant, Family Nutrition Program
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist
Ohio State University Extension, Licking County:
To date our 29 volunteers have donated over 2900 hours of time to such agencies as The Dawes Arboretum, the Licking Park District, Licking County SWCD, Ohio Nature Education, and the Natural Resources Area at the Hartford Fair. Not all of those hours have been with children, but many adults also suffer from “nature deficit disorder.”
If you would like more information about OCVN, there is a state web site at http://ocvn.osu.edu . If you click on About OCVN on the left, it gives you a list of topics that we cover in the curriculum and a little about what class members are to do once they finish the initial 40+ hours of training. Our Licking County web site ( http://licking.osu.edu) has all of the information that a person needs to enroll in our training class.