The 2019 Distinguished Service Award

Helen Domske

The Science Exploration Day organizing committee is pleased to honor Helen Domske for her longtime leadership in recruiting, contacting, and scheduling the presenters for this annual event. Helen was the Curator of Education at the Aquarium of Niagara Falls for fourteen years before serving the past twenty-five years as the Education Coordinator for New York Sea Grant and the Associate Director of the Great Lakes Program at the University at Buffalo. She is the “go to” expert in Western New York on fisheries, biodiversity, invasive species, and microplastics in the waters.

A popular workshop presenter, Helen has taught more than 50,000 students in grades 4-12 throughout her career. Helen has been recognized by the Science Teachers Association of New York State – Western Section, the International Association of Great Lakes Research, the Buffalo Audubon Society, WNY Science Congress, and the Buffalo Museum of Science. Helen Domske’s contributions to Science Explora- tion Day cannot be overstated and we wish her all the best on her continuing journey.