UNH Marine Docents
What Is a Marine Docent?
A Marine Docent is a volunteer in the UNH Cooperative Extension/N.H. Sea Grant Program. The mission of the Docent Program is to "provide a lens through which the marine and associated environments can be viewed, understood, and appreciated by people of all ages." Docents also provide a link between the University's research community and the public, through their educational programs.
What Do Docents Do?
Docents learn, and share what they learn, with students in schools and camps, adults in community clubs and organizations, and the general public in a variety of settings through
- SeaTrek outreach programs
- Educator workshops
- Global Climate Change education programs
- Floating Lab programs aboard boats
- Teaching at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point in Rye and the Great Bay Discovery Center on Great Bay in Greenland, and other programs.
Docents who prefer not to present programs can help support the program in many different ways, including creating and maintaining program materials and resources.