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How You Can Help the Victims of the California Wildfires

by Tim Brunicardi

Traditionally, the holiday season is associated with shopping, family gatherings, and receiving gifts. However, the season is also about helping those less fortunate than you by making a donation to a worthy cause.

California Wildfires Stress the Need for Qualified Firefighters & EMTs

by Tim Brunicardi

As of Sunday, November 25, the Northern California wildfire has finally been contained after burning for two weeks. According to AP News, the wildfire is now the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century and has killed at least 85 people, and 249 people are still unaccounted for.

Hawk's Nest Dining Switches From Plastic to Paper Straws

by Tim Brunicardi

By now you’ve probably noticed that plastic straws are nowhere to be found in the Hawk’s Nest Dining area. But, are you aware of why this switch from plastic to paper straws was made? This blog will help explain the reasoning behind this change and how it will ultimately improve our environment.

How the Growth in Fish Farming is Leading to Healthier Eating Habits

by Tim Brunicardi

According to a Feed4Thought survey, over the past five years, 44% of American and British consumers have been choosing fish over poultry, beef, and pork when it comes to their eating habits. As a result, the fish farming industry is growing and becoming more in demand.

13 Jobs You Can Get in Wildlife Conservation

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you interested in wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and the places where they live and interact? If this sounds like you then perhaps you should check out Hocking College’s Wildlife Resources Management programIn only four semesters you could earn your Associate of Applied Science Wildlife Resources Management.

8 Tips for Staying Safe During Ohio's Hunting Season

by Tim Brunicardi

Staying safe is underrated, but staying safe while hunting is imperative. 

What Does It Take To Become A Forest Technician?

by Tim Brunicardi

Becoming a forest technician is the ideal career for anyone who loves the outdoors and is interested in preserving and protecting our natural resources. However, this career also requires applicants to meet a series of additional benchmarks in several related areas. The sections below detail what skills you'll need, what the physical requirements are, what kind of uniform you’ll need, and what kind of jobs you should be prepared to fill should you decide to enter this profession.

What Does Hocking College's Forest Management Program Offer?

by Tim Brunicardi

While having a sense of appreciation for nature is an important quality for a forest technician to have, you also need a variety of other skills in order to become a stand-out job candidate.

Hocking's Advanced Energy Program Provides Training for a Growing Job Market

by Tim Brunicardi

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, employment for solar photovoltaic installers is projected to increase 105% from 2016 to 2026. As a result, this job will bypass both nursing and other prestigious careers; and the need for solar photovoltaic installers continues to rise as America shifts its focus to environmental conservation and renewable energy.

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