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 Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher
In "From Garbage to Green" AIP student Shannon Dishong explains how she and her students created a student-led recycling club to develop a school-wide waste-reduction plan.
Appeared August 2019
Published in Connect
Global Field Program student/alum and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) members, Chris Corpus and Angelina Komatovich, along with past EE instructor Dr. James Danoff-Burg and Aquarium of the Pacific education director David Bader, are featured in AZA's Connect magazine for their conservation tattoo fundraising work. Local tattoo artists created designs for the vaquita and other threatened species, and the first Tattoo for Conservation event was held. The event, which has inspired other conservation tattoo fundraisers, raised more than $6,500 for Vaquita SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction)."
Appeared August 2019
Published on the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences blog
Global Field Program alum and Earth Expeditions instructor, Matt Hallett, was interviewed by University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences about his dissertation research on understanding how human activities impact jaguars and their prey and their use of natural spaces. During the interview, Hallett also shared thoughts on when he knew he wanted to work in the field of ecology: "It wasn’t until I took some ecology classes for my biology minor that I realized that I could make a living by understanding and asking questions about the natural world, and be in the field."
Appeared October 2018
Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch & Business Journal
Read about our partnership with the newest AIP Master Institution, Missouri Botanical Garden, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Business Journal. “This program will change the game for local educators and others interested in conservation in St. Louis in a big way,” says Sheila Voss, vice president of education at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Published in the Oxford Observer
Dragonfly visiting assistant professors Katie Feilen, Shafkat Khan & Amy Sullivan, along with AIP student Shara Clark (who is also a visiting instructor in Miami's department of media, journalism and film) are featured in the Oxford Observer for their collaborative effort in launching Miami University's ECO (Engaging for Climate in Oxford) Team. The team is dedicated to spreading awareness about the impact of climate change both on campus and within the City of Oxford.
Published in the Brookings Register
Global Field Program student, Emily White, is featured in the Brookings Register for traveling to Mongolia for Earth Expeditions 2019. In the article, White explains how she is interested in learning more about Mongolia's steppe ecosystems and applying that knowledge to her hometown of Brookings, S.D. White hopes to work within the community to find ways to preserve native grasslands once she has completed her master’s degree.
Published in Middle Level Learning
In "Whose Responsibility is it to Protect the Amazon Rainforest?" Global Field Program alum and teacher Misty Tucker discusses how and why teachers might use the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards to explore the complex issues the Amazon Rainforest is facing. Tucker touches on the "value of inquiry, the importance of using an interdisciplinary approach to teaching global issues, and the power of inspiring agents of change in our classrooms."