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Wonders of Wildlife Docents Needed

Contact:
Mary Goodyear: (603) 271-6649
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212

February 17, 2017

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 six docent training sessions begins March 16, 2017.

 

Volunteer applications and a Spring 2017 training schedule are available on the Fish and Game website at www.wildnh.com/education/wow-docents.html.

 

The comprehensive WOW training program includes background information about the N.H. Fish and Game Department, wildlife and the environment, classroom management techniques and training on the individual classroom programs. Upon completion of the training, docents should be prepared to provide wildlife presentations to school or youth groups.   

 

Docents are expected to contribute at least 48 volunteer hours, during the two years following the training, to the education of youths by delivering prepared programs in schools or to organized youth groups. Topics include New Hampshire wildlife, endangered species, aquatic ecology and wetlands.

 

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 trained 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 may assist in staffing Fish and Game Department events such as Discover WILD New Hampshire Day and may be called upon to lead activities at environmentally-based field days around the state.

 

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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