Member Spotlight:

William

William Elliston Manager 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. He attended Sarah Lawrence College as an undergraduate, has a background in genetics, and received his MS.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education. 
 
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. He is a contributor to 12 Museum Theorists at Play, a publication about educational theory and practice in museums, and worked as an adjunct professor at Bank Street College of Education. Currently, Bill works as the Education Manager at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo and serves as a member on the board of trustees for the New York City Museum Educator's Roundtable (NYCMER).

 

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

Registration Is Now Open! Click HERE To Register!

- $90 for Members

- $100 for Non-members

 

This Year's Conference Will Feature:

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! Download a PDF of the conference agenda and session descriptions here or view our schedule online.

 

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

 

Access

NYCMER is committed to providing opportunities for all of our members to participate in our programs and engage with one another. The SVA Theatre is ADA compliant and provides listening devices upon request.