On 7 July 2011, the NSC Alliance wrote to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state education officials about the recent announcement of staff reductions at the New York State Museum.  “The loss of five professional-level Museum Scientist positions, including the State Archaeologist and four Curators (one of which serves as State Paleontologist), will devastate research and collections care in archaeology, geology, and paleontology, making it impossible for the Museum to carry out its core legislated mandates: collections stewardship, research, and education related to the natural and cultural history of the state,” states the letter.

Click here to read the letter to Governor Cuomo

Click here to read the letter to New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch

Click here to read the letter to New York State’s Acting Commissioner of Education John King, Jr.