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Sarah Burroughs Educator, Family & Community Programs Specialist Turtle Back Zoo

Sarah Burroughs is an Educator at the Turtle Back Zoo in Essex County, NJ specializing in Family & Community programming where she started a grant supported Family Nature Club with a partnering organization. She also volunteers as a board member and officer for two local nonprofits and performs remote freelance work regarding evaluations, program development, interpretation design, and social media marketing.
Sarah has earned a B.S. in Zoo Science, M.A. in Museum Education. To complete her Masters she performed original research studying collaboration and education methods between informal institutions and their communities, entitled Conserving Our Urban Nature: Encouraging Environmental Empathy in Community-Based Education Programs. Sarah has worked for numerous institutions in NYC, NJ, DE, PA, and OR. 
You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference: Intersections

Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

When:8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: Museum of the City of New York

Are you planning on attending or presenting at the NYCMER conference? If so, we invite you to begin your week of learning one day early at the Museum of the City of New York’s 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference! 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference Museum of the City of New York When: Sunday, May 20, 2016 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 2018 Theme: Intersections How can we support our students and ourselves, build understanding within and across class, race, and gender, and construct curricula that cross disciplines to spark novel insights? Join educators, youth, and scholars from across the New York metropolitan area for a free, full day of engaging conversations, thought-provoking sessions, and gallery tours exploring the various tools and techniques used to engage students and communities in the history and practice of social change. The Teaching Social Activism Conference is an annual event at the Museum of the City of New York. Inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, this day highlights the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages. Interested in presenting? We have a few spaces open to showcase museums, cultural institutions, and museum educators who wish to share the work they are doing.

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