<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://dc.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=958732&amp;conversionId=723660&amp;fmt=gif">

The Hocking College Experience

Brick sale to help fund new nature center at Hocking College

by Matt Berry

As renovations continue on the Hocking Woods Nature Center, Hocking College has announced a way for community members to help fund the new center and leave a lasting legacy.

Parks and Museum Education students are selling engraved bricks that will create a path through the center’s edible garden.

Students from the college’s Agroecology program will plant the garden, furthering a collaboration between programs the new center has created.

“This new nature center will serve as a showcase for the students in the natural resources programs, and other programs at Hocking,” Jason Szostek, Parks and Museum Education program manager, said.

Parks and Museum Education students did the design work and community focus groups for the new nature center. Carpentry and Electrical students have worked on the renovations of the building. Fish Management students will care for the aquariums and manage the fish population in the nature center. Other students from the School of Natural Resources will help to lead programs and work at the nature center.

The new nature center will be in the former daycare center on the south end of Nelsonville campus. Part of the funding to create the center comes from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In addition to the edible garden, the center will have exhibits on trees, Ohio geology, native animals and pollinator habitats. It will meet standards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Zoological Association of America.

The engraved bricks will be sold until May 1. A four-by-eight-inch brick with three lines of text costs $100. An eight-by-eight-inch brick with six lines of text costs $200. There is a limit of 20 characters per line.

Order forms are available online and can be dropped off with payment to the School of Natural Resources office in the Natural Resource building. For more information, contact Cole Potts by email at pottsc28274@hocking.edu or Jason Szostek by email at szostekj@hocking.edu.

Clinic provides low-cost dental care for Perry, surrounding counties

by Matt Berry

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio—For Misti Malfe, the Hocking College low-cost dental clinic is a dream come true.

Hocking Finishes As Runner-Up At NJCAA Region XII Tournament

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio—The Hocking College men’s basketball team finished its best season in school history but fell in the NJCAA Region XII championship game to Columbus State Community College 95-58 on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Ohio Christian University.

Hocking College breaks ground on $2 mil. equine arena

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio Hocking College broke ground on a new approximately $2 million equine arena Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2020.


The 30,000 square foot building will be built on the school’s Nelsonville campus in what is now an overflow parking lot.


Site work will begin immediately, and construction of the building itself is expected to finish by the end of the year.


Planning for the building began last year, and Hocking College Chief of Staff Jeff Daubenmire said when people drive into campus, the massive structure will be the first thing they see.

The ‘Tooth’ About National Children’s Dental Health Month

by Tracey A. Maine

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Using Healthy Snacks to Keep on Track

by Tracey A. Maine

February 2020 is National Snack Food Month!

Planning a Spring Break trip? Let us help you plan how to get there

by Tracey A. Maine

Are you a college student about to experience your first spring break getaway?

Show your pet you love them, make yourself a good owner

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

We all love our pets, but loving them and doing what's best for them is sometimes very different.

Black History Month Spotlight: Madam C.J. Walker

by Tracey A. Maine

Since 1976, February has been designated as Black History Month. The purpose of this month-long celebration is to recognize the pivotal role African-American men and women have played in shaping the history of the United States.

How to Get Pumped Up for American Heart Month

by Tracey A. Maine

February 2020 is American Heart Month!

Subscribe to Email Updates

Categories

see all

Recent Posts