Member Spotlight:

Sarah

Sarah Maldonado Educational Consultant

Sarah is an educational consultant, and 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), and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Math Education from CUNY Queens College.

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 was held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

Conference Theme

React & Respond: The Next Steps

 

This year's conference featured:

  • Keynote Conversation with Gonzalo Casals, Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Annie Polland, Executive Director at the American Jewish Historical Society. Moderated by Keonna Hendrick, cultural strategist and educator.
  • 26 sessions and 5+ poster presentations on a variety of topics including: inclusivity, best practices and lessons learned, access, activism and social justice, community engagement, program development and facilitation, equity, diversity, advocacy, and more!
  • Opportunities to network and connect with friends and colleagues at peer group meet ups, poster sessions, opening and closing receptions, and more!

 

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