Educators can schedule fall classroom wildlife program

CONCORD – Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife and wetland resources or reinforce related lessons have until Monday, Sept. 28, to request fall Wonders of Wildlife presentations by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department volunteer docents.

Wonders of Wildlife is a series of active educational programs presented in the classroom. Fish and Game WOW docents travel to elementary schools to teach one of four interactive programs: Habits and Habitats, Endangered Species, Pond Ecology and Wetlands. There is no charge for the programs.

Teachers may download a request form at wildnh.com/education/wonders-of-wildlife.html.

"Our enthusiastic WOW docents can provide an interactive resource to support wildlife and environmental education in the classroom," said program coordinator Mary Goodyear, a Fish and Game wildlife educator. "These free programs give students – our future environmental stewards – the opportunity to learn more about the outdoors, wildlife and the natural environment."

Each year, some 20 trained volunteer WOW docents present more than 100 wildlife programs to students statewide. For more information about the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, visit wildnh.com.