Member Spotlight:

Sarah

Sarah Maldonado Program Director The Child Center of NY

Sarah is the Program Director for the after school program at Edward Bleeker JHS 185 in Flushing, through The Child Center of NY. She currently serves on the NYCMER Board as the Membership Coordinator.

She earned a Master of Professional Studies in Environmental Education and Interpretation from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), to pursue her long term goal of providing environmental and science education to urban youth and communities.

Sarah has previously worked for the American Museum of Natural History, the Queens Zoo (part of the Wildlife Conservation Society), New York State Parks, the Montezuma Audubon Center, Beaver Lake Nature Center, ESF Outreach, Alley Pond Environmental Center, AmeriCorps NCCC, NYC Parks Department, the Boy Scouts of America and the NYC Department of Education.

Members of the 2016 Conference Committee. Photo: Akash Sharma

NYCMER has a team of enthusiastic colleagues organizing the 2016 Annual Conference!

 

The Conference Committee provides a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, network, discuss best practices in the field, and, most importantly, help plan the Annual Conference. At the end of each summer, we put out a call for NYCMER members at all career levels to contribute their knowledge, experience, and time to this important professional development event.

Conference Committee members:

- identify and discuss key issues and trends in the field
- participate in one conference sub-committee (i.e. RFP, evaluation, after party)
- review and select proposals
- liaise with conference session chairs
- ensure that the conference runs smoothly

Conference Committee meetings take place after work one Tuesday each month at locations around the city. Committee members are expected to participate in 4 out of the 7 planning meetings, attend the Annual Conference, and communicate promptly via email.

If you have any questions about the Conference Commitee, please email NYCMER Vice President Kira Lacks at klacks@nycmer.org.