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Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program Open House

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Note: The Conservancy will present this program, regardless of the status of the current government shutdown.

Do you have a passion for the natural world and for sharing it with others? Join us for an open house to learn about becoming an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. Applications for the OCVN program will be available.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins at 7 pm.


OCVN Program

The OCVN program offers 40 hours of combined classroom and field instruction by experts in science and natural history. Participants receive certification upon completion of 40 hours of approved volunteer work. This program is presented in cooperation with The Ohio State University, Summit County Extension. Open house is free; registration fee (listed below) is due when selected into this program. OCVN applications will be available at the open house, and applicants will be notified of acceptance into the program in early February 2018. More info on the OCVN program can be found at this link: https://ocvn.osu.edu/

OCVN – Schedule and Registration Fee Opening Weekend: Friday, April 5 — Saturday, April 6, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. Overnight accommodations and meals provided.
Tentative Class Schedule: Saturdays, April – May 2018. Class dates and times TBD.

Registration Fee: $325. For details and registration information, contact Christopher Auerbach-Brown at (330) 657-2909 x 133 or cauerbach-brown@forcvnp.org.
About the Cuyahoga Valley Institute The Cuyahoga Valley Institute is a series of adult education programs that provide meaningful immersive opportunities to engage with the valley’s natural surroundings, while promoting a deeper understanding of the history, wildlife, and geography of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The OCVN training program is offered to individuals ages 18 and over.

What can I bring into the event? We ask that patrons do not bring food or beverages to this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? We accept tickets in the following forms: printed, digital, or confirmation emails. Please make sure to have one of the prior mentioned for ease of entrance.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends? This is acceptable as long as the individual attending has a printed ticket, digital ticket, or confirmation email for proof of purchase.

Hines Hill Conference Center does not meet physical/mobility accessible needs. Please contact Chris Auerbach-Brown at cauerbach-brown@forcvnp.org, for more information on whether or not the facility is suitable for your requirements.


Hines Hill Conference Center
1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH 44264 United States


Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park