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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.

Construction Management Students Get Hands-On Job Experience

by Tracey A. Maine

Students in Hocking College’s Carpentry program recently got the opportunity to make improvements to the school’s fire truck garage.

Under the direction of Ohio Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (JATC) the project took six hours to complete.

Hocking Makers Network Celebrates Grand Opening Of Wood Shop

by Tim Brunicardi

On Thursday, August 22, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of the Hocking Makers Network Wood Shop.

The Building Blocks to Becoming a Carpenter

by Tim Brunicardi

Do you enjoy planning and implementing outdoor projects? Do you pay attention to detail and can easily solve problems that suddenly pop up? If so, then you might have the right skills to becoming a carpenter.

Build Your Future by Becoming a Carpenter

by Tim Brunicardi

Do you enjoy organizing, overseeing, and orchestrating outdoor projects? Or perhaps you enjoy building your own furniture from wood and other materials? If so, then you might have the right tools to pursue an Associate of Technical Study in Construction Management: Carpentry at Hocking College.

Why Gen Z and the Construction Industry Are a Perfect Match

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you a member of Gen Z who can’t choose between attending a two-year college or a four-year college? Are you looking for a promising career path that won’t require you to take on massive amounts of debt? If this sounds like you, then perhaps you should consider getting into the construction industry.

10 Ways to Winter-Proof Your Home and Save Some Money!

by Tim Brunicardi

Living in Ohio, it is important to make sure you take adequate steps to prepare your home for the winter months as sometimes they can be particularly brutal.

Unique Gifts to Get For A Workforce Development Student Under $30

by Samantha Crist

Not sure what to get the student in your life who is studying one of our programs? Don't worry -- we've got you covered.

In this blog we will review gift ideas for those in the Workforce Development program.

10 DIY Gifts for the Holiday Season

by Samantha Crist

Holiday shopping is expensive, especially when working within the shoe-string budget of a college student.

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