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Mary Goodyear: (603) 271-6649
Judy Silverberg: (603) 271-3211
March 19, 2012

Volunteers Needed to Become Wonders of Wildlife Docents

Apply by April 4, 2012

CONCORD, N.H.:  Are you are interested in sharing your interest in wildlife and aquatic resources with New Hampshire schoolchildren?  Then consider becoming a Wonders of Wildlife Program (WOW) volunteer docent for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department!  A new series of docent training programs begins on April 12, 2012.  Applications must be received by April 4, 2012.

The Wonders of Wildlife Program is designed to introduce New Hampshire youth to the wise use of our state's wildlife and aquatic resources. Trained volunteer WOW docents present interactive Wonders of Wildlife programs targeted to students in grades 3-6. Teachers request specific programs for their classes and our docents travel to the school to present the program. WOW programs are also in demand for scout troops, 4-H and other organized youth groups. Docents also assist in staffing Fish and Game Department events such as Discover WILD New Hampshire Day, and they may be called upon to lead activities at environmentally based field days around the state.

Those completing the training are expected to contribute at least 48 volunteer hours, during the two years following the training, to the education of youths and adults by delivering programs that focus on New Hampshire wildlife, endangered species, aquatic ecology and wetlands, in schools or to organized youth groups in New Hampshire.

To find an application for the training to become a Wonders of Wildlife docent, as well as a new training schedule for spring 2012, please visit the Fish and Game website at www.wildnh.com/Education/WOW_docents.htm.

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; or call 603-271-6649.

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