Meera Jagroop is a museum educator specializing in science interpretation and exhibit design.
During her ten years as a science educator, she has developed programs, interpretation, and exhibitions for all ages. Including at Cleveland Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, The American Museum of Natural History, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Ms. Jagroop has represented institutions at conferences around the country. Presenting on topics ranging from engaging caregivers of young learners to gardening programs for children with disabilities. She also participated in the design and oversees the new Discovery Garden. This is a one-acre, accessible, hands-on garden in Brooklyn, NY.
Meera has an M.S.Ed in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. As well as a B.S. in Natural History and Interpretation from SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry.
She currently lives in Brooklyn. And is passionate about teaching about nature, botany, and gardening in urban environments.
On top of being a steward of the environment and education, Meera is a kind and detail oriented leader.
One of her best skills is listening and interpreting the road blocks that some students experience. Ms. Jagroop has a special ability to present ideas in different ways. Each one breaking through to a different student.
"I love connecting people of all ages with the natural world, especially in urban environments. I hope to provide others with the same empowering experiences with science and nature that have helped shape and expand my own world. I'm passionate about working towards environmental justice, integrating science with the arts, creating accessible programs and spaces, and uplifting traditional ecological knowledge."
Recent exhibits for children and families include: At Home In Winter: Birds of BBG, Chinese Caribbean Plants, Planting a Hummingbird Garden, Predatory Plants, and Where Did Plants Come From? (Plant Evolution)
Meera is a hands on educator and has a particular love for working with younger elementary students. Her favorite program is Prek-2nd grade 10x10 Full year Raised Garden Science Program. Check it out HERE!
You can also find out more about the Discovery Garden HERE!