Member Spotlight:

Sarah

Sarah Maldonado Program Director The Child Center of NY

Sarah is the Program Director for the after school program at Edward Bleeker JHS 185 in Flushing, funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) through The Child Center of NY. She currently serves on the NYCMER Board as the Membership Coordinator.

She earned a Master of Professional Studies in Environmental Education and Interpretation from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), to pursue her long term goal of providing environmental and science education to urban youth and communities.

Sarah has previously worked for the American Museum of Natural History, the Queens Zoo (part of the Wildlife Conservation Society), New York State Parks, the Montezuma Audubon Center, Beaver Lake Nature Center, ESF Outreach, Alley Pond Environmental Center, AmeriCorps NCCC, NYC Parks Department, the Boy Scouts of America and the NYC Department of Education.

The 2017 NYCMER Conference was held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at School of Visual Arts.

 

This year's conference featured:

Keynote Conversation with Amy Bartow-Melia, MacMillan Associate Director forAudience Engagement at the National Museum of American History, and Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director at the Association of Children’s Museums. Moderated by Esther Jeong, Diversity Business Partner at Google.

 

27 sessions and 10 poster presentations on a variety of topics including: access, internships, programming, school and community partnerships, technology, evaluation, curriculum development, and more!

 

Opportunities to network with friends and colleagues at poster sessions, peer group meet-ups, and opening/closing receptions.

 

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