Volunteer With The UNH Marine Docents
August 8, 2007
Are you interested in learning more about the marine environment? Looking
for a way to give back to the community? Do both by becoming a UNH Marine Docent.
The Marine Docent program, now in its 30th year, is a network of more than
170 volunteers who educate the community about our coastal resources. Docents
work with thousands of community members each year, leading Sea Trek educational
programs for schools and the public, teaching about marine exploration at sea
aboard the university’s research vessel, and volunteering at the Seacoast
Science Center and the Great Bay Estuarine Research Reserve’s Great Bay
To prepare for their roles as educators, Marine Docents get hands-on training
in local history and science by UNH faculty, extension educators and other
experts in the marine field. Training takes place both inside the classroom
and out, with a variety of fun field trips to sites around the Seacoast.
The five-month training program begins in September, with courses held Tuesday
and Thursday mornings. To learn more about becoming a Marine Docent, please
attend an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. The meeting will
be held at the NH Sea Grant office at Kingman Farm on Route 155 in Madbury.
No prior experience is required. Ideal candidates possess a love of learning,
a keen interest in the marine environment, a sense of stewardship for the marine
world, and a desire to share their knowledge with children and adults in the
The Marine Docent Program is sponsored by NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative
Extension. For more information or directions to Kingman Farm, please contact
Mark Wiley or Dari Ward (phone: 603-749-1565; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).