About the Author

Meg Winikates is currently Membership and Advocacy Manager for the New England Museum Association (NEMA).  Immediately prior, she was Programs Coordinator for the Art and Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum.  Meg was also a contributing writer to the Peabody Essex Museum blog, Connected.  Previously, she worked as Associate Education Director for The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA, as well as interpretive ranger for Longfellow National Historic Site, museum teacher for the Paul Revere House, 7th grade English teacher at Boston Latin School, and kindergarten teacher at the International School of Brussels.


What is Brain Popcorn? This blog focuses on museums, interdisciplinary education, and creative inspiration.  Posts focus on resources for educators in the classroom and in informal education, and may also include current events, seasonal activities, discussion of best practices, exhibit and book reviews, and more.  Check out the introductory post here.

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Brain Popcorn on Tumblr – The tumblr version of this blog contains links to all the original posts here as well as reblogs and conversations around cool content already in the tumblr-verse, such as from the NPR science blogs, other museums’ posts, etc.

Creative writing: Sea Dreams and Time Machines

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Articles about Meg and/or Brain Popcorn

PEM Family Focus on Poetry and Art for Mass Poetry Festival (2012)
Programs PEM is offering at the Mass Poetry Festival (2014)


Meg leading

Meg leading “What would it be like to be a Scuba Diver” at The Discovery Museums,  Children’s Discovery Classroom