Polly Sturgeon

Education and Outreach Coordinator



(812) 855-1378


As the Education Outreach Coordinator, Polly Root Sturgeon oversees the Survey's public services, outreach programming, social media, and exhibits. She frequently presents and writes on topics related to Indiana geology to schools, emergency managers, industry professionals, and the general public. Her professional interests include interpretive writing, program and curriculum development, earthquake response planning, and object-based learning.

She holds a Master of Science with a specialization in Geoscience Education from Indiana University Bloomington. Polly earned her Bachelor of Science from Olivet Nazarene University and a Certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University.


Earth science communication, K-12 education, public outreach programs, social media, earthquake response planning, interpretive planning

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