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.
Published in Green Teacher
Incidence of black band disease, brown band disease, and white syndrome in branching corals on the Great Barrier Reef
Published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
In "Incidence of black band disease, brown band disease, and white syndrome in branching corals on the Great Barrier Reef" Advanced Inquiry Program student Marsha Sisney and co-authors Hays Cummins, Earth Expeditions: Australia instructor, and Chris Wolfe, longtime Dragonfly affiliate, compare the prevalence of coral disease between Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia, to determine if branching coral communities are prone to infection with black band disease, brown band disease, and white syndrome.
Published in Legacy
In "Social Shifts in Animal Interpretation" Global Field Program alum Kathi McQueen walks us through the history of captive animal management and the shifts in creating effective animal experiences.
Published in Edutopia
In "Getting Kids Outdoors with Technology" Global Field Program student and educator Samantha Betancur recommends some online, user-friendly tools -- including Journey North, Project Noah, Project Squirrel, iNaturalist, and Project FeederWatch -- that encourage students to get hands-on experience with nature.
Published in Ithaca Child
In "A Sensory Walk in Nature" Global Field Program student Lisa Scanlon encourages families to go outdoors and experience the world in new ways -- using our senses to enjoy nature. Scanlon suggests trying an "alphabet hike" or mapping your favorite areas and much more.
Human-elephant conflict in western Thailand: Socio-economic drivers and potential mitigation strategies
Published in PLOS ONE
In "Human-elephant conflict in western Thailand: Socio-economic drivers and potential mitigation strategies," Global Field Program graduate Antoinette van de Water and Dragonfly master's programs associate director Kevin Matteson examine various ways to reduce western Thailand's human-elephant conflict.
Published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser
Global Field Program student Colleen Murray Cole of Volcano, Hawai'i, shares her fact checking journey into the issue of banning polystyrene in her "Don’t believe everything you read about banning polystyrene" editorial for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Whatever the issue, Cole challenges us to do our own research, critically analyzing sources and checking the facts.