‘Chat with a Biologist’


By Ron Brohm - Contributing Writer



Now students can chat with an ODNR Biologist online.

With just a few weeks left of remote/online school for most in our local area and Ohio due to the Coronavirus pandemic, here is a cool educational service offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) that many may not be aware of.

It’s called “Chat with a Biologist” and it’s a free service where specialists from the ODNR Division of Wildlife are available to help students on a variety of topics such as: birds, pollinators, fish management, wetlands, and endangered species, just to name a few.

They literally can just drop in on student and classroom online chats and answer questions.

Biologist as well as wildlife officers, land managers and educational specialists are happy to help with online classes and educational efforts.

Platforms such as Zoom, WebX, Google Meets, Skype and others work very well with this service.

So, if you want to enhance your online classroom with something a little different in order to make it through this trying time, get a “Chat Going with a Biologist” by contacting your teacher or the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-Wildlife (ask for the Educational Coordinator) or go to www.outdoor education@dnr.state.ohio.us

By Ron Brohm

Contributing Writer

Ron Brohm is a regular contributor to this newspaper.

Ron Brohm is a regular contributor to this newspaper.