Dr. William Spitzer has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing science education programs and materials. He is currently responsible for the supervision and strategy for exhibition design, visitor experience and volunteer and education programs at the 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 attracting the new generation of Conservation Leaders.
Dr. Spitzer has been the Research Lead of numerous informal science education projects, which received funds from the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Environmental Protection Agency. He's currently the Research Lead for the National Network for the Interpretation of the Ocean and Climate Change financed by the FNC for 5 years, as well as the project funded by the ANOA for 3 years "Visualizing Change: Training and Tools to Support Informal Educators".