Member Spotlight:


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, 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 2018 NYCMER Conference will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University.


Call for Conference Proposals
React & Respond: The Next Steps


Due by Friday, January 19, 2018


How do we react and respond? How do museums stay relevant to today’s visitors in the context of our changing and evolving world? As individuals, educators, and museum professionals we often have immediate reactions to events occurring throughout our communities and nation that require prompt, measured, and considered responses. As public entities, museums must acknowledge and balance competing concerns and ideas from visitors, leadership, boards and donors, institutional missions, trends in the broader field, current events, and emerging movements both local and national.    


The NYCMER Conference Committee is now accepting applications for breakout sessions and poster presentations for the 2018 NYCMER Annual Conference, to be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University.


Proposal applications should be submitted via Google form by midnight on Friday, January 19, 2018. Please refer to the call for proposals and guidelines when preparing your application.


Need help with your session idea? If you have a session idea to share and would like to partner with other museum professionals on your proposal, email NYCMER Vice President Kira Lacks.