Educators who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife resources — or reinforce wildlife-related lessons they have learned — have until October 5 to request fall/winter 2012-2013 Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) 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 print-and-mail request form on the Fish and Game website. Go to http://www.wildnh.com/Education/Wonders_of_Wildlife.html and click on “program request form.”

“Our enthusiastic WOW volunteer 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.”

Last school year, 20 volunteer WOW docents presented more than 100 programs to students statewide.

Logo courtesy New Hampshire Fish and Game

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