Member Spotlight:

William

William Elliston Curator of Education / Prospect Park Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society

Bill is an experienced science educator and team leader, having worked at many leading education organizations including the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, and the American Museum of Natural History. His early experiences growing up in the Ohio countryside fostered an enduring connection to ecology, conservation, and the natural world. 
 
Bill has developed curriculum for fieldwork and classroom learning, conducted multiple research and evaluation projects for science-education institutions, has a background in general interpretation, strategic planning, and successfully managed multiple teams of educators to inspire a love of science and commitment to stewardship in people of all ages.Currently, Bill works as the Curator of the Education Dpt at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo.

 

The 2016 NYCMER Conference was held on May 2, 2016 at the Morgan Library.

 

 

Conference attendess live-tweeted using #nycmer16

 

This year's conference featured:

 

Keynote Conversation with Steven Seidel, Faculty Director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Jennifer Ifil-Ryan, Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling.

 

Handouts and presentations along with a full video of the keynote from the conference are shared on the resource section of the Member Zone.