Sprout Club

Sprout Club

When: Today, 1-2 p.m.

What: Join the Sprout Club this winter to learn about the amazing world of plants.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Cost: $7 per class; $15 for the series.

Details: For ages 3-5, plus adult.

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Ordering & Choosing Seeds

When: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon

What: Start your year off right by getting your seeds in order. Join us to learn about reading seed catalogues and how to make the proper selection. Each person receives seed catalogues and handouts.

Where: OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield.

Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/rightseedsrightplants or call 330-533-5538.

Winter Trackin’

When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

What: Explore the winter wonderland along Sawmill Creek with park naturalist Bill Gilmour. Look for the sights and sounds of this hidden gem’s animal residents.

Where: Sawmill Creek Preserve.

Cost: Free

Details: Parking is off South Turner Road, Canfield Township.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107

OCVN Training

When: Monday through May 19

What: The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training program promotes awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources through science-based education and community service.

When: Two Mondays per month and three Saturdays during winter.

Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more.

Questions: 330-533-5538

Details: Those trained are paired with parks, nature centers and other locations for volunteer service. For applications, visit http://go.osu.edu/naturalisttraining.

Jr. OCVN Training

When: Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 5 and March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and March 31, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

What: The Junior Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program will expose students to relevant natural resource skills and knowledge through training, monthly meetings and volunteer opportunities through OSU Extension and Mill Creek MetroParks.

Where: Various Metroparks locations

Eligibility: Ninth grade and up.

Register: Mahoning County OSU Extension Office by calling 330-533-5538

Master Gardener Volunteer Training

When: March 22 through May.

What: Training covers herbs and vegetables to insects and plant botany. Volunteers help with community programs and clinics, including teaching programs throughout Mahoning County.

Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more

Details: Volunteer service hours required after training completed. For applications, visit http://go.osu.edu/2018training

Info: Call 330-533-5538

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