OSU Extension, Hocking and Athens County will hold an Ohio Certified Naturalist Volunteer Class (OCVN) in summer/fall of 2021, in conjunction with the Hocking Hills Region OCVN Chapter. The course limit has been met and we are no longer accepting applications for 2021.

  • OCVN Application
  • Class Brochure

To become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist you must:

  • Complete the 40 hour course at an approved location and select an organization or agency for your volunteer service.
  • Perform and log 40 hours of volunteer service and/or continuing education on our certification website.
  • After certification, perform and log 30 hours of volunteer service and/or continuing education annually.

If you have additional questions you may contact Marilyn Fisk, Office Associate at 740-385-3222 or via email at fisk.31@osu.edu.