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 Afteschool Matters

In "Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage" Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Annie Wenger-Schulman and others design and implement an environmental education program involving seed-ball workshops to meet the needs of urban youth and found that students gained a better understanding of the positive impact they can have on the environment and inspire others to do the same. 

Appeared 2018
Published on

Advanced Inquiry Program student Kimberly Sereff contributed an op-ed to the weighs in on the state of Rocky Flats, a former uranium production facility and superfund cleanup site currently being considered a wildlife refuge. A former Rocky Flats worker, Sereff thinks it is "Time for compromise on Rocky Flats access."

Appeared 2018
Published on Center for Humans & Nature's City Creatures Blog.

For Advanced Inquiry Program student Kristi Rivas of Lindenhurst, Ill., seeing a red-tailed hawk marked the beginning of a personal journey - "an awakening to how life in the skies is connected to choices we make on the ground." Learn how you can help red-tailed hawks and support conservation efforts for other birds of prey by reading Rivas' story, which appears on the Center for Humans & Nature's City Creatures website

Appeared 2018
Published on

Advanced Inquiry Program student Nannette Plunkett contributed an op-ed to that invites all of us to become backyard caretakers for bees and other pollinators in "Save the bees: Become a zookeeper in your backyard." Simple acts of conservation in our backyards can help increase pollinator populations.

Appeared 2018
Published in Legacy

In "Social Shifts in Animal Interpretation" Global Field Program graduate and naturalist Kathryn McQueen examines the shifts in captive animal management for zoos, parks and animal rehabilitation facilities. Realizing that animals on display have needs beyond that of human necessity, animal interpreters face many of the same challenges of zoos including societal shifts in viewing captive animals. As McQueen explains, people's view of animals, their enclosures, and those who care for them has taken a turn towards awe and respect. There is an increasing need for education and conservation.

Appeared 2018
Published by Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development

In "Mitigating the Effects of Transport Infrastructure Development on Ecosystems" Global Field Program graduate Carleigh Ghent explores the impacts of transport infrastructure on ecosystems and wildlife and suggests the use of green infrastructure, corridors and wildlife crossings for creating sustainable transportation networks. 

Appeared 2017
Published by Illinois Forestry Association

In "Native Landscaping Along the Front Forty" Advanced Inquiry Program graduate David Coulter offers ideas for enhancing the interface between the road, your home site, and the woods.