The Science Museum of Long Island is pleased to announce the addition of Nicholas Merkelson as the newest member of our talented teaching staff. Nicholas, a local resident of Port Washington, brings to the museum an extensive background in archaeology and museum studies. In the past he has participated in archaeological excavations in Spain and Kenya, conducted anthropological research at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and completed graduate studies in Cultural Heritage at University College London.
These unique experiences will no doubt influence the way “Mr. Nick” leads his programs at the museum. “I really appreciate the vast importance of museum education to the general public, particularly for young minds towards their intellectual and personal development,” he said. “I look forward to sharing stories and lessons I’ve learned while studying archaeology in the field and in the lab. Who knows – maybe my experience of discovering a 50,000-year-old Neanderthal skull will inspire a child to pursue a future in palaeoanthropology!”
From SMLI, Welcome Mr. Nick!