Voinovich School exclusive Crane Hollow Nature Preserve tour this Saturday!

First and second year MSES students, Voinovich School Energy & Environment Students, Voinovich Scholars, and interested staff and faculty are exclusively invited to tour Crane Hollow Nature Preserve on Saturday, August 27th from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Crane Hollow is a nearly untouched 2000-acre land conservancy at the heart of Hocking County and the site of two current MSES student thesis research projects. On Saturday, Crane Hollow Preserve Executive Director Heather Stehle will lead a hiking tour of this biologically diverse ecosystem. Access to Crane Hollow and its stunning rock formations and waterfalls is only available through this research tour.

To RSVP, Contact Loraine McCosker (mccosker@ohio.edu or 740-593-0434) by Thursday, August 25th at 9:00 am. The group will depart from the Bldg. 22 parking lot – plan to arrive by 9:15 a.m. as all vans depart at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Schedule:
9:30 Leave Ridges Parking Lot 9:30 sharp
10:15 Arrive Crane Hollow
10:30-12:00 Overview of Crane Hollow by Executive Director Heather Stehle as well as talk by MSES students Merri Collins and Michael Whittemore (pending)
12:00-1:00 Lunch from the Hocking Lodge
1:00-2:00 Hike
2:00-3:00 All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory scholars–Holly and Gary Coovert
3:15-3:30 Leave Crane Hollow
4:15 Return to Athens

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