Earth Expeditions
Brazil - Saving Golden Lion Tamarins
Brazil - Saving Golden Lion Tamarins
Galápagos: Islands of Change
Baja California, Mexico: Field Methods
Paraguay: Eco-Leadership
Costa Rica Ecology & Ecotourism
Hawai‘i: Saving Species
Queensland, Australia: Great Barrier Reef
Mongolia: Steppe Ecology & Civic Media
India: Species, Deities, & Communities
Guyana: Local Wisdom & Conservation
Borneo: Primate Conservation
Amazon: Avian & Tropical Ecology
Thailand: Buddhism and Conservation
Namibia: Great Cat Conservation
Belize: Approaches to Environmental Stewardship
Kenya: Wildlife & People in Integrated Landscapes

Dragonfly Media

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 2018
Published in Green Teacher

In "Little Bats: A Big Deal" Global Field Program grad and teacher Sarah Pappalardo inspires her classroom to help bats. Bats, which are important for insect control, crop pollination, and nutrient dispersal, face muiltiple threats including white-nose syndrome and climate change.

Appeared 2018
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.

Appeared 2018
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.

Appeared 2018
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.

Appeared 2018
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.

Appeared 2018
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. 

Appeared 2018
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.