Glenville State College –Natural Resource Career Exploration Day Near Huntersville

If you are, or know a High School student who is considering a career in Natural Resources Management, Glenville State College located in Glenville, WV invites you to attend an open house sponsored by the College’s Admissions Office and by Waco Oil and Gas Company to learn about the Natural Resource Management programs Glenville State offers.

The open house is for students in grades 7 through 12 and will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 6455 Huntersville Road, Marlinton, WV – which is about 1/8th mile east of Huntersville on U.S Route 39.

The event begins at 2 o’clock with hands-on activities being held from 2 until 4, followed by a BBQ cookout starting at 4 p.m.

Ashley Weir, Director of Admissions says the purpose of the event’s activities is to give students who might be considering going into the field of Natural Resource Management a taste of some of the things they might be doing in that field, as well as to let them know about how the Glenville State College’s Land Resources Department program’s on Natural Resource Management  can help them achieve success in that career field.

They plan a fun day for prospective students. The hands-on activities include: Wood Identification; Geocaching; Wildlife Trapping; Soil and Water Analysis; Fun with Land Fundamentals and more. There is no charge for the activities or the BBQ dinner .

Associate Professor of Forestry and Department Chair Dr. Rico Gazal of Glenville’s Land Resources Department says that they have lined up exciting and fun activities to give prospective students a feel for what they would experience taking some of the courses in that Department.

Ashley says that if parents or students in Pocahontas County or surrounding areas would like more information about Glenville state College’s Natural Resources Exploration Day they can call the college’s Admissions Office at 800-924-2010, go online at or email the Director of Admissions at “

Again, the event will begin at 2 p.m. with hands-on activities on Saturday, April 16th at 6455 Huntersville Road, Marlinton.

A full color copy of the college’s flyer for this event can be viewed here 4-16 Glenville Flyer

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Tim Walker

Tim is the WVMR News Reporter. Tim is a native of Maryland who started coming to Pocahontas County in the 1970’s as a caver. He bought land on Droop Mountain off Jacox Road in 1976 and built a small house there in the early 80’s. While still working in Maryland, Tim spent much time at his place which is located on the Friars Hole Cave Preserve. Retiring in 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, Tim finally took the plunge and moved from Maryland to his real home on Droop Mountain. He began working as the Pocahontas County Reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio in January of 2015.

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