Sarah Richards is an associate chair and teacher in the Science Department of Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY.
She is currently a member of the Executive Committee and secretary for NMEA and an active member of her local chapter, the New York State Marine Education Association (NYSMEA).
We asked her four key questions about her experience with NMEA:
1. Why did you join NMEA?
I joined NMEA in order to meet and network with other teachers, share curriculum ideas, and to be a better-informed marine science educator.
2. How has NMEA helped you achieve your professional goals?
I have certainly met the three goals stated above! Through attending the annual conferences, using Scuttlebutt, and being a member of the NMEA board, I have met so many wonderful people who are passionate about marine science and marine education.
3. What are you most proud of NMEA for accomplishing/influencing?
I am most proud of the work that NMEA has done with the ocean literacy principles - helping to write them, and having them be incorporated into the Next Generation Science Standards.
4. If you had to describe NMEA in three words, what would they be?
Stimulating, fun, essential.
Our Membership Drive is underway until June 8, so if you join now, you'll be eligible for raffle prizes from aquariums around the country and our grand prize, a GoPro camera! We'd love to have you join us! Find out more about membership in NMEA today >
Photo courtesy of Sarah Richards