Member Spotlight:


Sarah Maldonado Environmental Educator 2 Shirley Chisholm State Park, NYS Parks

Sarah leads the environmental education team at the brand new Shirley Chisholm State Park in Brooklyn. She currently serves on the NYCMER Board as the Membership Coordinator and is an educational consultant, focused on curriculum development and education management systems. Specifically, she supports adult-child conversations, both in and out of the classroom.

She has previously worked at the American Museum of Natural History, the Queens Zoo (part of the Wildlife Conservation Society), the Montezuma Audubon Center, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Alley Pond Environmental Center, AmeriCorps NCCC, and the NYC Parks Department.

She earned a Master of Professional Studies in Environmental Education and Interpretation from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Math Education from CUNY Queens College.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Continuing the Conversation: Strategies for Latinx Museum Engagement

Where: American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York City, NY

When:6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: NYCMER

What role does the Spanish language play in cultivating Latinx participation in museum offerings? What other barriers of entry for these communities are at play? How can we more actively engage and participate with Latinx communities across museum programs? Panelists from the popular NYCMER Annual Conference session Con las Puertas Abiertas: Strategies for Latinx Museum Engagement will join NYCMER for an evening of discussion on how to create genuine engagement with New York City’s diverse Latinx communities.


Speakers will include:

- Christina Ramos, Hispanic Federation

- Elena González, Gracie Mansion

- Soley Esteves, American Museum of Natural History

- Valentín Concha-Núñez, El Museo del Barrio



NYCMER is committed to providing opportunities for all of our members to participate in our programs and engage with one another. The venue is wheelchair accessible. To enter the event please use the Central Park West Security Entrance between 77th and 81st Street on the first floor. Please follow the driveway beneath the main steps up to the Museum. This entrance is wheelchair accessible and all public floors of the Museum can be reached by elevator. Public elevators near Central Park West and 77th Street entrances and those in the Rose Center are equipped with Braille signage and give auditory signals.


*Please note: The 81st Street/Museum of Natural History (B and C trains) subway station and subway entrance to the Museum are not wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible subway station is the 72nd Street station (1, 2, and 3 trains), with a connection on the northbound M7 on Amsterdam Avenue.


Should you require any accessibility services (ASL interpretation, live captioning, etc.), please contact as soon as possible.


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The 2019 NYCMER Annual Conference and related programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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