Environmental Science Educators Workshop

Take Your Classroom to the Next Level

The 2nd Annual Natural Resource Educators Workshop! 

Tuesday, June 21- Thursday, June 23, 2022

Last year, Hocking College hosted the first-ever Natural Resource Educators Workshop, and it was a huge success! Educators from all over Ohio joined us for a hands-on experience complete with curriculum and tools to take back to their classrooms, and feedback from the program was overwhelmingly positive.

Mark your calendars for this year’s event on June 21-23, 2022 and join us at this very informative and fun educational workshop. 

Educators will earn 1.5 CEUs for attending and participating in the workshop. They will gain hands-on experiential learning tools in Forestry, Wildlife, and Fish Sciences, to name a few. Attendees also receive lesson plans and specialized equipment to use in their classrooms.  

About the Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to train teachers and educators in the fields of earth science, natural resources, agriculture and related subjects. Special attention is applied to training in different natural resources and environmental science fields in a structured learning environment. Our emphasis will be on in-the-field education and may be as small as a single tree or wetland. Participants will learn field-based educational exercises/lessons which can be recreated in the teacher's home area. 

Meals are provided during the event, beginning the evening of 6/21 when participants arrive. Lodging will be available at The Lodge at Hocking College, the campground on campus and/or the Residence Halls on campus.

Keynote Speaker TBA

Corporate Sponsor TBA

Interested participants should contact Debbie Arnold: Office Manager, School of Natural Resources by email at arnoldd26378@3wwpp.com or by phone at 740-753-6304 for more information.


For questions about the Natural Resources Educator workshop, please contact School of Natural Resources Office Manager Debbie Arnold at 740-753-6304 or arnoldd26378@3wwpp.com.

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Workshop Fee includes:

  • Instruction
  • All meals
  • Within-Workshop Transportation
  • Entertainment
  • Lesson Plans
  • CEUs

Lodging Fees:

More information coming soon!


For questions about the Natural Resources Educator workshop, please contact School of Natural Resources of Office Manager Debbie Arnold at 740-753-6304 or arnoldd26378@3wwpp.com.

Hocking College Lodging

Amenities / Access to Facilities included on the Hocking College campus. Benefits of staying on campus.

The Lodge at Hocking College

Pricing coming soon!

 

Check out some local favorites while you're in town!

Rocky Boots

RockyBrandsLogoShoe manufacturing and the Rocky Boots brand have been Nelsonville mainstays for nearly 90 years. In 1932, the Brooks Brothers began manufacturing shoes out of the Canal Street building. This building now houses the Rocky Boots store carrying many types of footwear, clothing, housewares and outdoor equipment. As our corporate sponsor for this workshop, Rocky Boots welcomes all attendees with coupons for in-store shopping during your visit to Nelsonville.

 

Rhapsody Music and Dining

RhapsodyLogo_sm copy-1Rhapsody is a casual fine dining restaurant located on the beautiful Public Square in downtown Nelsonville. Rhapsody is easy to get to and is centered in the city’s arts district. When you have a meal at Rhapsody, you not only get to enjoy our cutting-edge American Cuisine featuring seasonal offerings in a relaxed atmosphere, you educate our students. Under the watchful eye of professional chefs and managers, students from Hocking College’s Culinary Arts, Baking, and Hotel and Restaurant Management programs use the restaurant to hone the skills they’ll need in their professional careers.

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Lake Snowden Campground

Lake Snowden is a 675-acre education and recreation park featuring the largest of four lakes, which form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District. The lake covers approximately 136-acres. The park offers camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio. The shelter houses, restroom facilities, beach, shoreline fishing holes, and fish hatchery make Lake Snowden a full-featured recreation park. Lake Snowden was built for the Margaret Creek Conservancy District in 1968 with federal funds through the Farmer’s Home Administration and the Soil Conservation Service to control flooding. It opened to the public in 1972. In 1998, Hocking College purchased Lake Snowden from Le-Ax Water District.


For questions about the Natural Resources Educator workshop, please contact School of Natural Resources of Office Manager Debbie Arnold at 740-753-6304 or arnoldd26378@3wwpp.com.

Our Focus

Field-based education has been a core component of natural resources and environmental science areas for decades. We are blessed in Ohio to have a tremendous range of outdoor opportunities for our classrooms. From the Appalachian foothills in the southeastern part of the state to the rich farmlands and fields in western Ohio and the unique natural areas in and around Lake Erie — bringing students outdoors to learn in these environments is a special opportunity.

 

Tentative 2022 Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Time

Event

4–6 p.m.

Check-in and Registration (The Lodge)

6–7:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks & Dinner (The Lodge)

7:30 p.m.

Drinks and Socializing at The Lodge

  Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Time

Schedule A

Schedule B

Schedule C

8–9:10 a.m.

Forestry I

Wildlife I

Agroecology 1

9:20–10:30 a.m.

Forestry 2

Wildlife 2

NR Law 1

10:40–11:50 a.m.

Forestry 3

Wildlife 3

Parks & Museums 1

12:00–12:50 p.m.

Lunch at the Lodge

1–2:10 p.m.

Forestry 1

Wildlife 2

Parks & Museums 1

2:20–3:30 p.m.

Forestry 2

Wildlife 3

Agroecology 1

3:40–4:50 p.m.

Forestry 3

Wildlife 1

NR Law 1

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Break (Free Time)

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Dinner & Music (Robbins Crossing)

9:00–10:30 p.m.

Evening Entertainment

 

 Thursday, June 23, 2022 

Time

Schedule A

Schedule B

Schedule C (capped at 10)

6–7:50 a.m.

 

 

Parks & Museum 2

8–9:30 a.m.

Agroecology 2

Agroecology 3

Parks & Museum 3

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Agroecology 3

Agroecology 2

Fish 1

11:30–12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

12:45–2:00 p.m.

Fish 1

Wildlife 4

NR Law 2

2:10–3:40 p.m.

Fish 2

NR Law 2

NR Law 3

3:50–4:20 p.m.

Fish 2

NR Law 3

Parks & Museum 2

4:45–5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks (The Lodge)

 

Program Sessions

Forestry I: Tree Identification — A Focus on Features
Forestry II: Measurements and Valuation — How much is that Dogwood in the Window?
Forestry III: Silviculture — Forest Management Objectives and Strategies
Wildlife I: Counting Creepy Crawlies — A Study in Abundance
Wildlife II: Telemetry — Tracking and Population Monitoring
Wildlife III: Backyard Birding — Phenology Across Seasons
Wildlife IV: Photo-monitoring (Lake Snowden)
Agroecology I: Small Scale Livestock and Rotational Grazing
Agroecology II: Quantifying Soil/Crop Health — Tools of the Trade (Logan Farm)
Agroecology III: Integrated Pest Management (Logan Farm)
Natural Resources Law Enforcement I: Evidence Collection — Lifting Prints
Natural Resources Law Enforcement II: Crime Scene Investigation — To Catch a Poacher (Lake Snowden)
Natural Resources Law Enforcement III: Aerial Drone Use (Lake Snowden)
Parks & Museum I: Survival Ohio Style (SOS) — Eco-Activities Competition
Parks & Museum II: Birding by Kayak (Lake Snowden)
Parks & Museum III: Fly Tying and Aquatic Habitats (Lake Snowden)
Fish I: From Roe to Filet — Hatchery Fish for Food (Lake Snowden)
Fish II: Otoliths — Aging Fish like Trees (Lake Snowden)

For questions about the Natural Resources Educator workshop, please contact School of Natural Resources of Office Manager Debbie Arnold at 740-753-6304 or arnoldd26378@3wwpp.com.

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