Lois Lyons found an affinity for the outdoors while volunteering at a local nature center. She decided to earn another degree and her biology professor inspired her to study science. After receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s, she taught high school AP Chemistry, Chem and Biology for 30 years. She advised Environmental Clubs. Lois earned a Presidential Award in Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Now retired, she volunteers for the Monmouth County Park System for hikes and paddle programs, as a Purple Martin and Bluebird monitor and Trail Marking leader. Her hobbies are hiking, watercolor painting, kayaking and traveling. Lois has found a new passion at NJSOC—once again teaching students by combining her love of the outdoors, science and the arts.