Member Spotlight:


Alexa Fairchild Local Program Director Turnaround Arts: New York City

I direct Turnaround Arts: New York City, a program run by The Kennedy Center that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. For ten years, I ran school programs at the Brooklyn Museum, leading a talented team of educators and hosting kids and teachers for fun, engaging gallery experiences. My professional life includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum Education Roundtable and contributing as a peer reviewer to its publication, the Journal of Museum Education. I'm an advisor to the Women's International Leadership Program at International House and ArtWorks NYC, and I served two years as president of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. I've worked at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. My graduate degrees are from Bank Street College of Education (M.S. in Ed.) and U.B.C. (M.A. in Art History). And when I'm not geeking out about the arts and education you’ll find me careening down the side of a mountain, on skis or a bike, depending on the season. I tweet as @alexainbrooklyn.



Thursday, March 28, 2019

Early Childhood + Outdoor Education Peer Group Meeting

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Environmental Education Center
111 Plymouth St
Brooklyn, NY

When:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Science, Nature + Outdoor Programming for Young Children

Make way for Spring! Join us for a tour and conversation about science, nature, and outdoor programming in early childhood at Brooklyn Bridge Park, co-hosted by NYCMER peer groups for Early Childhood and Outdoor Education.


Education Coordinator Lhana Ormenyi and Lead Environmental Educator Christina Tobitsch will introduce the onsite Environmental Education Center, providing opportunities for hands-on learning for young children through classes and drop-in open hours for families.  


We will explore the implementation of place-based education, inviting attendees to share their own experiences with program development, related challenges, and potential goals.


Please RSVP to Early Childhood Peer Group Coordinator, Laura Kujo (

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