Member Spotlight:

Sarah

Sarah Burroughs Educator Turtle Back Zoo

Sarah is an Educator at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in NJ, specializing in family and community programs as well as access programming. She is the creator of the zoo's first Family Nature Club, which utilizes interdisciplinary and intergenerational nature play activities to encourage empathy with nature and engagement in conservation practices. Sarah also serves as a board member for the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance and remains a dedicated volunteer for a hometown organization, the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation. 
 
Sarah has earned a B.S. in Zoo Science from Delaware Valley University and M.A. in Museum Education from The University of the Arts for which she performed original research studying collaboration and education methods between informal institutions and community-based organizations. Sarah has worked for numerous environmental, STEM, art, and historical institutions in NYC, NJ, DE, PA, and OR. 
 
You can connect with her on LinkedIn.
Reading Room, NY Public Library, 2012 annual conference photograph

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Professional Organizations and Communities

 

EdCom
http://www.edcom.org/
A part of the American Alliance of Museums, The Standing Professional Committee on Education (EdCom) advances the purpose of museums as places of lifelong learning, serves as an advocate for diverse audiences and educators, and promotes professional standards and excellence in the practice of museum education.

 

American Alliance of Museums
http://aam-us.org/home
The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) strengthens the museum community through advocacy, developing best practices and standards, and providing resources and career development. Many NYCMER members attend AAM's Annual Meeting, and the NYCMER Board recommends reading the 2012 and 2014 National Comparative Museum Salary Surveys.

 

GEM Group for Education in Museums
http://www.gem.org.uk/
They “promote the importance of learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organizations.” They are based in the UK, but have members around the world.

 

InformalScience.org
http://www.informalscience.org/

“InformalScience.org is a growing online community site that strives to support knowledge-sharing, collaboration and the growth of innovation among diverse professionals in the field of informal science education. The site seeks to connect research, practice and evaluation work to a living collection of informal learning projects.” It is part of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE).

 

Media and Technology Committee
http://www.mediaandtechnology.org/

The Media and Technology Committee is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Their mission is to identify, access, and advocate a broad variety of program uses for media and technology in helping museum professionals meet the needs of their diverse publics.

 

Museum Education Roundtable
http://museumeducation.info/

Formed in 1969, the Museum Education Roundtable fosters professionalism among museum educators across the United States by encouraging leadership, scholarship and research in museum- based learning. MER publishes the Journal of Museum Education