New York State 

Marine Education Association

NYSMEA Upcoming events

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282

    40th Annual All-Day Conference and Luncheon

    Science: Shift Into New Dimensions   

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    On Site Registration begins at 7:45 AM


    Stuyvesant High School

    345 Chambers Street

    New York, NY  10282

    Located at the intersection of Chambers and West Streets


    Certificate available for 5 HOURS of professional development

                                                 New York City Department of Education Endorsed


    • v  CTLE CREDIT required for mandatory PD 100 hours required by NYSED will be available for selected workshops as noted in the final program and in updates on our website.

    v  Keynote Address:  Reengineering NYC Science Instruction for the 21st Century Classroom: Michael DiSpezio

    v  There are 4 workshop sessions and you can select workshops of your choice for each session.

    v  Special workshops planned for new and in-service science teachers on understanding of current assessment systems and instructional strategies.

    v  Update your content understanding.

    v  Informal educational resources available for NYC including museums, zoos, aquariums, environmental and National parks

    v  Information about textbooks, educational materials, programs and ideas

    v  Commercially developed educational workshops

    v  Easy access via many major subway lines and the NJ PATH system

    v  Exhibition Hall featuring books, programs, and classroom materials

    v  Hot buffet luncheon available


    For more information visit our website at

    On-line registration and payment available.


    The Day at a Glance- NEW FORMAT

    7:45-9:30 AM                 Walk in Registration


    8:15- 9:15

    9:15- 12:00


     Coffee, Tea and Muffins

     Session A

     Exhibits and Free Materials

     Session B             



     1:45- 2:45

     3:00- 4:00

    Keynote Address


    Session C

    Session D

          4:00 PM       Certificate of Completion of Six Hours of Professional Development and Door Prize Giveaway


    Member Associations of SCONYC

    Catholic Science Council-Diocese of Brooklyn -Chemistry Teachers Club of New York - Educators for Gateway - Elementary School Science Association - New York Biology Teachers’ Association  - New York Microscopical Society- New York State Marine Education Association - Physics Club of New York -Science Supervisors Association- Science Teachers Association of New York State (NYC Section)    

    Associate Members

    Environmental Education Advisory Council- United Federation of Teachers Science Committee                                                               

    New York State Science Olympiad, Inc.- United Federation of Teachers Outdoor-Environmental Education Committee


    SCONYC is a Non-Profit Organization and an associate member of the National Science Teachers Association

    SCONYC Executive Board

    Conference Committee Contacts





    Mary Lobello

    Gail David

    Elisa Margarita

    Ellen Mandel










    Vendor/ Exhibit





    Program and Booklet






    Jack DePalma

    718- 858-2355



    Ellen Mandel


    Dawn Adams Campbell

    Gail David



    Alan Ascher 

    Dahlia McGregor


    Elizabeth Fong

    Guy de Baere


    David Kraus Lecture” KEYNOTE ADDRESS:   

    Reengineering NYC Science Instruction for the 21st
    Century Classroom

    Michael DiSpezio



    Registration: Follow these procedures:


    1. Register and pay online using your credit card at follow link to Eventbrite.

    2. Mail Registration: DOWNLOAD registration form on the website.

    3. Purchase orders can be accepted in advance. Send an email to for detailed instructions.


    Registration Fees:

    On Site Registration:


    7:45 AM on Saturday March 24, 2018

    At Stuyvesant High School

    Early Bird Registration

    must be postmarked by 2/28

    General Registration

    On-line or by mail must be postmarked by  3/19



    Full-Time Undergraduate or Full-Time Graduate College Student. include a copy of your college ID, current course schedule, and instructor’s name with this form




    Teachers, Informal Educators, Part-time college students and all others.




    Hot Buffet Lunch 





    if available*


    • v  Want to make a presentation?  Go to the following site: and enter your proposal. Share your classroom experiences with other teachers, registration fee is free. 
    • v  If you know someone who wants to have an exhibit table send a message and receive an application form:


    Attend our annual conference and meet other Science Teachers. This is a conference for and by Science Teachers.

    • 02 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American Museum of Natural History Cullman Hall

    Ocean Locomotion: Bioinspiration from the Sea

    How can studying sea life help us to create more efficient technologies? Marine biologist Frank Fish studies the unique ways marine animals move underwater, and uses this knowledge to inspire new engineering approaches. 

    Cullman Hall of the Universe

    Time: Doors at 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

    Entrance: 81st Street 

    Tickets: Free for 21+ with ID 

    Please register independently at

    AND RSVP YES with us so that we can look for each other!


    This SciCafe will be primarily standing room-only as we have reduced seating capacity. Your RSVP does not guarantee a seat.

    • 05 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kaiser Park, NY
    May 5th 2018-IMED Day at Kaiser Park
    • 19 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Kingsborough Community College
    NYSMEA will be holding its 39th annual conference on Saturday, May 19 at Kingsborough Community College.  The theme is "Marine Explorations: From the Hudson Canyon to the Shores of New York."  Highlights of the day include keynote speaker Dr. Mercer Brugler, three morning workshop sessions, afternoon field trips, silent and live auctions, buffet lunch and dinner, and an evening speaker.

    If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Sarah Richards at

    • 15 Jul 2018
    • 20 Jul 2018
    • Long Beach, CA

Events of Interest To Members

NYSMEA Address:

Lisa Breslof/NYSMEA

Dept. Of Education

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192

NYSMEA Phone: Lisa Breslof at 212.769.5169

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