Wonders of Wildlife Docent - Job Description

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the volunteer Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) Docent Program is designed to introduce youth to the wise use of our state's wildlife and aquatic resources. Wonders of Wildlife is a series of interactive programs designed for students in grades 3-6. Teachers request programs for their classes and trained docents travel to the schools to present the programs. Programs may also be presented to scout troops, 4-H groups and other organized youth groups. Docents also assist in staffing Fish and Game events like Discover WILD New Hampshire Day and may lead activities at environmentally based field days around the state.

Docent Qualifications

You may be interested in becoming a Wonders of Wildlife volunteer docent if you have:

  1. Desire to present natural resource programs to children.
  2. Interest in learning about natural resources and ecology
  3. Availability during school hours for training and program presentations.
  4. Ability to serve as an active volunteer docent for two years following the training.
Docent Responsibilities

Wonders of Wildlife volunteer docents make the following commitment:

  1. To attend a comprehensive training program consisting of workshops about natural resources, ecology, and teaching techniques; and specific program training targeting the program(s) chosen to present. Training also includes environmental stewardship and field trips to aquatic systems. Approximate training time is 50 hours.
  2. To dedicate at least 48 hours to the natural resource education of youths and adults by delivering programs that focus on New Hampshire wildlife and endangered species, aquatic ecology and wetlands, in schools or to organized youth groups during the two school years following the training. Leading activities for environmental festivals and field days may be included.
Docent Benefits

There are many benefits to being a Wonders of Wildlife volunteer! You'll receive:

  1. Comprehensive training, including sessions on ecosystems, wildlife management, aquatic systems, child development, teaching techniques and specific school programs presented by Fish and Game staff.
  2. Training through special lectures, seminars, workshops and a field trip.
  3. A complimentary subscription to New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine.
For more information

For more information about the Wonders of Wildlife program, contact coordinator Mary Goodyear at the N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03301; e-mail: mary.goodyear@wildlife.nh.gov; phone: 603-271-6649.

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Concord, NH 03301

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