Karen Saur

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As a native New Yorker Karen was raised in Queens and visited AMNH many times as a child. Later in college she worked there in the Museum Education Employment Program (MEEP) and as an exhibit explainer. During these same years Karen participated in two NOAA research cruises in order to survey benthic fauna off the east coast of the US.

Since finishing her BS in Marine Biology at Rutgers University, Karen has spent her time teaching in a number of informal settings, including AMNH as an educator for the Moveable Museum. This program visits schools throughout the five boroughs, reaching out to students who might not have the opportunity to visit the Museum in person.

This past spring Karen graduated from the College of Staten Island with a MS in Environmental Science. Currently she is part of the Professional Development team at the New York Hall of Science, where she is encouraging teachers to undertake more science curriculum in their classroom while teaching them to utilize available resources.