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The Hocking College Experience

Lake Snowden's Fishing Options Are Off The Hook

by Tracey A. Maine

Located six miles southwest of Athens and one mile northeast of Albany, Lake Snowden is a 675-acre recreation park that opened to the public in 1972.

Camping Options at Lake Snowden are In-Tents

by Tracey A. Maine

If camping and horseback riding are activities you enjoy, then you should consider visiting Lake Snowden! 

From Ohio to Ireland: Chlovechok Finds Her Path at Hocking College

by Matt Berry

It's 3,500 miles from John Glenn High School in New Concord, Ohio, to Seal Rescue Ireland.

American Guinea Hogs Added to Robbin's Crossing

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Robbin’s Crossing might not be open for visitors yet, but it has some new residents.

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 are still being sold. 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.

Nature Preserve Honors Hocking College Graduate's Love of the Outdoors

by Tracey A. Maine

Located on Six Mile Lake in Ellsworth Michigan, the Nathan Beem Memorial Nature Preserve is dedicated to commemorating one young man’s admiration for everything outdoors.

The preserve was created to honor the memory of Nathan D. Beem (1996-2018). Beem was a Xenia, OH native who graduated with honors from Hocking College’s Natural Resources Law Enforcement program last May. 

Hocking College Partners with the Division of Wildlife to Promote R3

by Sayre Flannagan

**WARNING: This blog contains some graphic photos that may be disturbing to some**

Things To Do Near Hocking College this September

by Tim Brunicardi

This September, anyone who lives near and around Hocking College will have plenty of Fall festivities to choose from-the majority of which are family-friendly!

Stanford University Analysis Cites Benefits of Environmental Education

by Tim Brunicardi

A recent analysis by experts from Stanford University revealed that being exposed to environmental education has many benefits for children K-12.

Feeling Stressed? Park Prescriptions Are The Latest Trend in Medicine

by Tim Brunicardi

If you’ve been feeling overworked and overstressed lately, according to a July 11, 2019 article on Glamour Magazine's website the potential cure for your ills could be a park prescription!

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