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Wonders of Wildlife

The Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) Program is a series of active educational programs for grades 3-6 students that are designed to increase understanding and knowledge of New Hampshire’s wildlife resources. In addition to school classrooms, programs may also be presented to scout troops, 4-H groups and other organized youth groups. Programs are presented by highly trained Fish and Game volunteer docents. Training for the volunteers is jointly sponsored by the UNH Cooperative Extension and the NH Fish and Game Department.


Wonders of Wildlife programs are offered free of charge, on a first come, first served basis. Programs take place at your school or meeting place. A teacher or group leader must be present at all times.



Wonders of Wildlife programs you can select:


  • Habits and Habitats of New Hampshire Wildlife
    Through a variety of activities, students explore the habits and haunts of New Hampshire wildlife. Hands-on activities are used to teach what habitat is and why it’s important. Target: Grades 3-4, Length: 1-1/2 hours.
  • Here Today -- Gone Tomorrow?
    This program provides a look at endangered animals in New Hampshire. Specifically designed activities focus on why animals become endangered and what can be done to help them. Target : Grade 5-6, Length: 1-1/2 hours.
  • Pond Ecology
    Explore the basics of life in a pond. Students actively participate in classroom activities to learn about different life zones and wildlife in a pond . Target : Grades 3-4, Length: 1-1/2 hours.
  • Wetlands
    Wetlands are important to all kinds of wildlife. This program focuses on what wetlands are and why they are necessary to maintaining healthy wildlife populations. Target : Grades 5-6, Length: 1-1/2 hours.


Want to be a Wonders of Wildlife volunteer docent? New docent training begins in late winter.