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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Community Outreach

Biology Outreach Coordinators

Coordinator Biography
Peggy Schultz
Director of Outreach, Lecturer
(812) 855-0771
JH 149E
Peggy received her B.A.S. in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her M.S in Biology from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Botany from Duke University. Her research focuses on the restoration of native plant communities. She teaches Environmental Biology for non-majors and has been working with K-12 teachers and their students for several years to develop programs that inspire an appreciation for the environment.
Diane Pikaard
Assistant Director of Outreach
Diane received her B.S. degree in Horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University and her Associate Degree in Early Care and Education. She has worked in biology laboratories as a preschool teacher and as an outreach coordinator in early childhood STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) at IU's Center for P-16 Research & Collaboration. She has collaborated with WonderLab Museum developing a Preschool Teacher Science Workshop Series supporting children's natural curiosity through science inquiry investigations.
Tara Darcy-Hall
Assistant Director of Outreach
Tara received her Ph.D. in Ecology in 2004 from Michigan State University. Since moving to Bloomington in 2006, she has worked as a full-time mom, a free-lance editor, and an instructor in the Department of Biology. She began working with Biology Outreach in the fall of 2011; along with Diane, she coordinates visits and projects with local kindergarten classrooms.
Laura Mojonnier
Outreach Coordinator
(812) 855-6347
Laura received a B.A. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Duke University. She has studied both plants and animals and is fascinated by the natural world. Laura has taught college courses in ecology and environmental biology, run a microbiology teaching lab, and worked as an entomologist at a butterfly house and insectarium. At IU, she has taught "The Biology of the Senses" course for non-majors since 2006.
Joan Harris
Outreach Coordinator
Joan has taught first, second, and third grades for more than 25 years. In 1997 she was recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children as the outstanding teacher of the year.
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