Dragonfly students, staff, and partners are doing inspiring work to benefit human and ecological communities throughout the world. Read articles and media by them and about them by scrolling through the links below.
Appeared Aug. 26, 2015
Published in TribLive.com
GFP student Amy Owens is featured in Trib Total Media's TribLive article "North Huntingdon woman gets first-hand knowledge in Belize" for her travels to Belize where she conducted field work in the rainforest, lived with local families and spent time at a manatee rehabilitation center, jaguar wilderness sanctuary and the Belize Zoo.
Appeared Summer 2015
Published in Pacific Horticulture
In Where are the Butterflies? Creating a Safe Haven for Urban Lepidoptera Woodland Park Zoo AIP student Tracey Byrne outlines eight essential elements for attracting butterflies and other beneficial insects. The process for creating community and backyard gardens is "not as easy as 'Plant it, and They Will Come,'" says Bryne. The key is to ensure plants are available throughout a butterfly’s lifecycle (egg, caterpillar, pupa and butterfly) and that "pruning, weeding, and tidying are done lightly, seasonally, and with extreme care."
Appeared Spring 2015
Published in Washington Trails Association magazine
After encountering a bear while hiking with a friend, Jennifer Jarstad, AIP student at Woodland Park Zoo, writes about her experience, reminds us that we are the visitors and shares protocols for helping recreationists in the Pacific Northwest co-exist safely with local wildlife in Walking With Wildlife: How to be a Proper Guest in an Animal's Home.
Appeared February 23, 2015
Published by YouTube
Watch as our friends at the Cincinnati Zoo share the Earth Expeditions Kenya experience. Earth Expeditions students experience the global community and make good things happen!
Appeared Spring 2015
Published in Zoological Association of America
Animal care technician, long-time Wild Wonders volunteer and GFP student Laura Marx asks: Are we really making a difference in learning, understanding and caring for wildlife and the environment? In Science Comes Alive: Impact of Animal Ambassadors in the Classroom, Marx provides results that support the need for animal ambassador programs which can be beneficial in reaching children from diverse backgrounds who may not have access to such learning experiences.
Appeared November-December 2014
Published in Solutions
Chicago Zoological Society--Brookfield Zoo AIP student Dave Coulter discovers an "old friend" in hedgerows. Well managed hedgerows have great potential to positively affect biodiversity, according to Life in the Margins: The Role of the Post-Modern Hedgerow.
Appeared November 2013
Published in Animal Keeper's Forum
Chicago Zoological Society--Brookfield Zoo AIP student Brande Redfield surveyed zoo guests at the Crosley Zoo in Wheaton, Illinois, on the question: Has the zoo-going public been better educated to the conservation needs and efforts of large wild cat species or small wild cat species? Survey results in Wild Cat Conservation Needs: An Examination of Public Perception showed that zoo guests not only displayed a greater knowledge of large wild cats than small wild cats, but that they were also more familiar with non-native wild cats that they were with the wild cat species that could be found in the their own backyards.