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Wildlife Resources Management Program Welcomes Dr. Valorie Titus

by Melinda Casilli

Valorie R. Titus, Ph.D., is the new Program Manager for the Wildlife Resources Management program at Hocking College.

Hocking College Announces New Environmental Science Degree for Fall 2022

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College will debut a new Environmental Science program starting in the fall of 2022 with the help of program manager Dr. Lucia Grossman. 

Hold it! Don't Flush Those Wipes or You Could Cause a Big Mess

by Matt Berry

As stores across the country run out of toilet paper due to panic buying and hoarding, and shelter-in-place orders keep people in their homes more than normal, some are using alternative products in the bathroom.

Hocking College Launches New Natural Resources Conservation Contractor Certificate and Pollinator Habitat

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

John Muir, the famous American naturalist, geologist and advocate of our National Parks, once said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” His words especially ring true when it comes to the ecological relationships between pollinators, plants and people.

The Growing Impact of Biodynamic Farming

by Tim Brunicardi

One of the most increasingly popular trends in the farming industry is biodynamic agriculture.

Hocking College Welcomes New Agroecology Program Manager, Sasha Sigetic

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College recently welcomed the new Agroecology Program Manager, Sasha Sigetic.

Hocking College Student Gets Summer Job at Butterfly Ridge

by Tim Brunicardi

When a college student gets a part-time job, it typically involves them working in the food service, child care, lawn care, or retail industries. However, Hocking College student, Jacob Raber, became the exception to the rule when he secured a position at Butterfly Ridge.

Davey Tree Company Makes Donation to Hocking College's Forestry Club

by Tim Brunicardi

Last month three representatives from The Davey Tree Expert Company visited Hocking College to make a donation to the school’s Forestry Club.

Mark Noark (Sales Arborist), Kris Bruestle (District Manager), and Jeff Crites (Operations Manager) presented to the Forestry Club Secretary, Chelsie Kotlar, with a check for $2,000.

The funds were used to help pay for the expenses of the club’s western forests trip which took place from May 3-19.

The presentation took place in room #213 of the Natural Resources building on the Hocking College campus. Also in attendance were members of the Forestry Club and their faculty advisor, James Downs.

Davey Tree’s donation marks the third time this company has helped fund a trip made by Hocking College's Forestry Club.

What Was the Trip the Forestry Club Took?

ICYMI: Hocking College Hosts Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Workshop

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Hocking College hosted an Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation workshop on Sunday, March 31. Wildlife Rehabilitation, or the process of nurturing orphaned and injured wildlife back to health, interests many people from all walks of life. From what people watch on television, wildlife rehab can appear to be a very glamorous activity, with volunteers gracefully freeing bald eagles into the sky and caring for adorable baby animals.

However; in reality, rehabilitation of wild animals involves around-the-clock care, and the understanding that many animals do not survive or are unable to be released back into the wild. Thus, it’s truly a labor of love, but can be very rewarding for those passionate enough to put their heart and souls into these animals.

What Took Place at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Workshop?

3 Ohio Parks & Recreation Scholarships Available For NR Students

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you a natural resources major looking for some financial assistance with school? The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation has three scholarships available to students in Ohio who have an interest in parks and leisure studies.

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