Dr. William Spitzer has more than 20 years experience developing and implementing science education programs and materials. He currently responsible for oversight and strategy for exhibit design, visitor experience, and volunteer and education programs at New England Aquarium. His interests and work have focused on how aquariums, zoos, and nature centers can inspire, educate, and engage the public. In 2014, he was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders.
Dr. Spitzer has served as Principal Investigator for numerous informal science education projects, which received funding from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He is currently PI for the 5-year NSF-funded National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, as well as the 3-year NOAA-funded project Visualizing Change: Training and Tools to Support Informal Educators.