|Clubs and Affiliations:
Nature Center Staff and Volunteers
Director: Jason Larson- We are thrilled to welcome our new Director as of Aug. 1st
2013. Jason is well-known in both the botany and birding circles of Ohio. Jason has worked at The
Wilderness Center, Brown Family Environmental Center and at the herbarium at Ohio University in
Athens. Stop by and welcome Jason to his new home in Mansfield, Ohio! If you would like to contact
Jason, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 2013. Amanda is a natural teacher and leader and we look forward to her future with us
here at GNC. If you would like to contact Amanda, you can email her at email@example.com
Jan Ferrell- Jan pulls double duty by working at the Nature Center and the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. She is
our resident specialist on birds and spiders. She also coordinates our volunteers. If you would like to
contact Jan, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve McKee- Steve is stepping down to part-time employment, as he has serve his community for over
30 years as the director of the Richland County Park District. He still considers all of the Mohican area his
own backyard, and would like to share it with you. Steve's specialties are botany and birds, and he will
continue on part-time to teach classes at Gorman Nature Center and in the field. If you would like to
contact Steve, you can email him at email@example.com
Anthony Aratta- Anthony is our maintenance man. He recently graduated from The Ohio State
University but has stuck around and still helps keep the Gorman Nature Center Visitor Center and grounds
in tip-top shape.
Bookstore volunteers help by answering the phone, taking messages,
answering questions, and guiding visitors around the GNC building to
interpret and describe the educational animals, grounds and building.
Additional tasks may include feeding/watering animals and assisting
staff with programs.
There are no necessary qualifications for this position other than the
ability to converse with the public and a love of learning. A volunteer
orientation (approx. 1 hr) will be held to train the volunteer, after
which shadowing opportunities are offered.
Daily shifts are from 9am-12pm, and 12-3pm on weekdays, and 10am-1pm
and 1-4pm on weekends.
We also offer a wide array of other volunteer options to accommodate many
different interests including docents(volunteers that help with programing) and
For full volunteer position descriptions, click here
|Gorman Nature Center
|Richland County Park District
Ohio Bird Sanctuary