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A new training session for Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists will be Thursday evenings and Saturdays, August through October.

The curriculum emphasizes hands-on nature education and covers ecological concepts, geology, and northwest Ohio soils, among other topics.

Held at various metroparks, classes will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 16, and three Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will receive more than 40 hours of education and be expected to volunteer in the metroparks. Cost is $225.

For more information, cContact Lee Richter, Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County, 419-578-6783 or