Mary Ann McGarry

Associate Professor of Science Education

mcgarryCenter for the Environment, MSC 63
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

Office: 239 Boyd Science Center
Phone: 603-535-3209
Fax: 603-535-3180


  • B.A., Environmental Education, Dartmouth College
  • M.S., Earth Science, Northern Arizona University
  • Ed.D., Science Education, University of Maine

Professional Interests:

Mary Ann specializes in science education and water resource outreach. She has received state, national, and international recognition for team-developed programs. She served as Director of Education for Maine Lakes Conservancy Institute, 2000-2004, and she founded Maine Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) and was the state coordinator from 1995 to 2005. She completed a fellowship with the Cypriot government in 2001 to work on water conservation education. She helped direct a 5-year National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project entitled Maine Math Science Teaching Excellence Collaborative and served as advisor to another NSF multi-year initiative — the Bioregional Outdoor Education Project in the Four Corners area of the United States; she remains active with this program offering a travel study course to the region. From 2007 – 2009, Mary Ann served as Director of Education for the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation while remaining a PSU faculty member. Mary Ann also serves as a faculty member for the Pakistani¬† Educational Leadership Institute on the PSU campus every summer assisting with place-based community initiatives around environmental stewardship and cultural heritage preservation.


  • Social Marketing in Environmental Education
  • Conservation in the Internet Age
  • Travel Study in Environmental Science and Policy

Contact Us

Contact Us

January 9th, 2013 by Michael

Center for the Environment

Plymouth State University
Samuel Read Hall Building, 2nd Floor
MSC #63, 17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

phone (603) 535-3179
fax (603) 535-3004