As a Marine Docent you are able to nominate your peers for recognition awards.
Please read through the award descriptions and nominate someone you feel deserves a huge "Thank You!"
This is also a time to recognize members of your SeaTrek team. Consider this past year, what your group has accomplished, where you're heading and who is instrumental in making that happen. Team Leaders, please send Dari a message if you would like to present an award to your team memebers.
If you're unsure when your nominee became a Docent, we will place them in the appropriate category for consideration (5 years and above, or below 5 years).
Deadline for nominations is April 2, 2024.
The Silver Oyster
The Silver Oyster award is considered a “career” award that is bestowed once in a Docent career. It celebrates a career of “above and beyond the call of duty,” extraordinary commitment and performance as a Docent.
Accordingly, a Docent needs to be in the program a minimum of 5 years to be considered for the award. Nominees should clearly stand out in their activity level, contributions, and impact.
The Plunger Award
The UNH Marine Docent “plunger” is an award given to a Docent who has done something outstanding to “unstick” the program. The definition of “unsticking” the program varies year to year, but usually involves some contribution that is not necessarily programmatic, but logistical or planning related, that really helps the program move forward.
Nominees should have provided such a service that represents a significant contribution with obvious impacts.
New Kid on the Block
The New Kid on the Block Award is given to a Docent who made immediate contributions to the program upon their graduation. Contributions may be in the form of embarking on a newly approved project, revolutionizing a process, filling in a vacant role, and consistent presence and contribution. This award focuses on Docents who have been part of the program for less than five years.