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Sabra Anne Snyder

Sabra.Snyder@NorthernVermont.edu

VSAC’s Adult Learners Project, photo courtesy of Jam Creative

Teaching

AmeriCorps Science Educator, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, May 2016 – Aug 2017
~ Planetarium shows: All Aboard the ISS! (60 min), So Long Cassini (30 min), Stories of the Zodiacs (30 min), Where Stars Are Born (60 min), Women of the Moon (30 min), Your Evening Sky (30 min)
~ After school enrichments: Insect Life (grades 1-5), Ocean Life (grades 1-3)
~ Classes: Ancient Insects (grades 3-8), Birds in Winter (grades 3-8, seniors), Let It Snow (grades 1-5), Our Magical Moon (grades 1-3), The Spider Enigma (grades 3 -8), Vermont Inventors & Ancestry (grades 3-8)

Para-Educator, St. Johnsbury Academy, May 2014 – May 2018

Substitute Teacher, Lyndon Town School and Balch Nature Preschool, May 2014 – May 2016

Public Speaking & Events

Seminars
~ Climate Change Is Challenging Mental Health, Teach Out for Climate at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, March 15th, 2019
~ From Being Invisible to Finding A Voice, Student Leadership Conference at Northern Vermont University-Johnson, February 23rd, 2019
~ First Time Space-Science Teachers, AmeriCorps SerVermont Conference at Common Grounds, May 17th, 2017

Events
~ The Great-American Eclipse Community Celebration, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, August 21st, 2017
~ Capturing Starlight: The Art and Science of Astrophotograhy, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, January 21st, 2017

Art & Design

Digital Photography
~ Macro, flora, nature, still life, portrait.

Graphic Design
~ Museum exhibits, education adverts, info posters, kiosk graphics, planetarium shows, slideshow presentations.

Multimedia
~ Drawing, book making, hand made paper, film photography, floral art, diy projects, kids crafts.

Mentorship

Student Leader, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Oct 2017 – Present
~ First Year Experience, Alumni Phonathon, Health and Counseling

Student Mentor, College Steps Program, Jan 2018 – Present

Franklin’s Guides, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, May 2016 – Aug 2017

EDS Zebra

Diagnosed with Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome at age 25.
~ Originally diagnosed with Shwachman Diamond Syndrome at age three.
~ EDS subtypes: cardiac-valvuar, hypermobile, kyphoscholiotic, myopathic.
~ Other symptoms: arthritis, asthma, digestive stress, dysautonomia.

Education

B.S. Applied Psychology & Human Services, A.S. Visual Arts
Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, 2021

Achievements

~ Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, 2019
~ Adult Achievement Award and Recognition, 2019
~ National & Community Service Certificate of Appreciation, 2017
~ Governor’s Certificate of Appreciation, 2016
~ Vermont Afterschool Conference Certificate of Attendance, 2016
~ NEA’s Read Across America Certificate of Appreciation, 2015

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