UNH Marine Docent Program Seeks New Volunteers
Contact Kathleen Schmitt
August 18, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire Marine Docent Program
is looking for volunteers who love the ocean and want to help others learn
For more than 25 years, the program has offered volunteers the chance
to learn about the marine environment and then share their knowledge with
students, teachers and the community. Docents present SEATREK programs
to schools and community groups, work at the Seacoast Science Center in
Rye and the Discovery Center on Great Bay, give tours of UNH marine laboratories,
and teach aboard the UNH research boat, the Gulf Challenger.
No prior experience is required. New docents attend classes on Tuesdays
and Thursdays beginning in September, and they are educated by university
faculty, extension educators and other experts in the marine field. After
completing their training, new docents can begin assisting with programs
The Marine Docent Program is sponsored by NH Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative
Those interested should plan to attend an informational meeting at the
NH Sea Grant office, located at Kingman Farm on Route 155 in Madbury.
The meeting will take place Tuesday, August 26, at 1:30 p.m. For more
information or directions, please call Sharon Meeker or Barbara Pinto-Maurer
at (603) 749-1565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.