Do you like working with kids? Do
you want to learn more about nature? The Warren County Conservation
District (WCCD) is holding a Teacher Naturalist training beginning
June 1st and continuing every Saturday until June 29th.
The classroom session of each topic will be taught from 9:00 am –
11:00 pm and the corresponding outdoor class will be taught from
11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Please bring a packed lunch.
Classroom sessions will be
taught at the WCCD office located at 210 North Drive, Suite E, at
the State Hospital Grounds in North Warren. Locations of outdoor
classes will change depending on the topic.
Session topics include
agriculture, soils, forestry, water and wildlife. Now don’t let the
term “teacher naturalist” throw you. You don’t have to be a teacher
to participate, nor do you need a degree in environmental studies.
All you need is a love of learning, nature, and a desire to inspire
our youngsters to learn about and take care of this marvelous
planet that is our home.
WCCD will expect volunteers who
complete this training to help with summer conservation camps held
the second and third weeks of July.
If you have criminal background
and child abuse checks completed for your current employer or other
volunteer work we will need copies of those results to have on
file. If you do not have a criminal background and child abuse
check completed it will be your responsibility to have those
completed. The cost is $20 which you will be required to cover;
however, once you have dedicated 15 hours of volunteer time to WCCD
summer camps we will reimburse that amount.
If you are interested in this
worthwhile volunteer program please contact Jean at 814-726-1441;
for more information go to
FARM LAND Preservation
Warren County Commissioners established the Warren County
Agricultural Land Preservation Board in order to join statewide
efforts to preserve the state’s best, most productive agricultural
soils. To learn more about their mission and work, see their
Warren County Agricultural Land Preservation brochure
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WARREN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL
Resources is the on-line version of Services for
Agricultural Producers, a pamphlet produced and sponsored by
Penn State Extension - Warren County, Warren County Conservation
District, Warren County Farm Bureau, Warren County Commissioners and
Natural Resources Conservation Service. It is a directory of
agriculture related agencies and organizations providing programs
and services of interest to agricultural producers. The
pamphlet is also available from any of the sponsoring agencies.