Lou-Anne Conroy

Lou-Anne Conroy teaches Advanced Placement Biology and Oceanography at Plymouth South High School. She has been teaching science for twenty-five years at the high school level in MA and VT. Her courses integrate lab and field studies into course curriculum. In addition, Lou-Anne has taught graduate science education courses for MSSEF and worked as a research assistant in the fields of paleoclimate science and cephalopod ecology at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Woods Hole Marine Laboratory in Massachusetts. As an educator coordinator for the Montshire Museum of Science in Vermont, she has designed and implemented a middle school investigative environmental science program in collaboration with Dartmouth College scientists for teachers and students. She integrates art into all of her classes by encouraging students to use the visual arts to convey their understanding and appreciation of the scientific topics studied.
Lou-Anne received her undergraduate degree from Earlham College and her Masters from Dartmouth College. Her graduate research focused on the effects of flood control dams on aquatic food webs in VT rivers. She continues to be involved in a variety of scientific research in the areas of climate change, native plants landscape design for wildlife and marine biology. She enjoys time with her family both on Cape Cod and in Vermont, gardening, wildlife conservation and cycling.