Member Spotlight:

William

William Elliston Manager of Education / Prospect Park Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society

Bill is an experienced science educator and team leader, having worked at many leading education organizations including the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, and the American Museum of Natural History. His early experiences growing up in the Ohio countryside fostered an enduring connection to ecology, conservation, and the natural world. He attended Sarah Lawrence College as an undergraduate, has a background in genetics, and received his MS.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education. 
 
Bill has developed curriculum for fieldwork and classroom learning, conducted multiple research and evaluation projects for science-education institutions, has a background in general interpretation, strategic planning, and successfully managed multiple teams of educators to inspire a love of science and commitment to stewardship in people of all ages. He is a contributor to 12 Museum Theorists at Play, a publication about educational theory and practice in museums, and worked as an adjunct professor at Bank Street College of Education. Currently, Bill works as the Education Manager at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo and serves as a member on the board of trustees for the New York City Museum Educator's Roundtable (NYCMER).

 

 

Preparing for the Conference 

 

There are many ways to prepare for an enjoyable conference experience. One is to make sure you have an active NYCMER membership so that you're one of the first to be notified when our conference tickets go on sale, since registration is limited and often sells out. Another is to get to know your fellow NYCMER members before the conference by joining one of our many peer groups. Many NYCMER members are also active on Twitter, and we encourage conference attendees to prepare and share with us @NYCMER and each other with a designated hashtag. 

 

To get a sense of what it's like to attend a NYCMER Conference, check out this video documenting our conference at the American Museum of Natural History in 2013: