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Camera Trapping

Camera Trapping

Appeared Winter 2022Green Teacher In “Camera Trapping” Global Field Program graduate and teacher Cate Rigoulot says that “when it comes to camera trapping, the possibilities are endless.” In the article, Rigoulot explores the following topics

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Student Voices: Costa Rica Student Reflection

Student Voices: Costa Rica Student Reflection

Appeared 2021Earth Expeditions: Costa Rica Student Reflection Global Field Program student Jamie Dowd shares experiences and memories of his 2021 Earth Expeditions: Costa Rica course in “Getting My Feet Wet in Field Again.” He writes: “This is

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Student Voices: Galápagos Student Reflection

Student Voices: Galápagos Student Reflection

Appeared 2021Earth Expeditions: Galápagos Student Reflection Global Field Program student Tanner Fangman shares experiences and memories of his 2021 Earth Expeditions: Galápagos course in “There’s Always MORE to the Story.” “Just when I would start to

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Creating Connections to Islands Far, by Connecting to People Near: Building a Madagascar Exhibit with the Human Element in Mind

Creating Connections to Islands Far, by Connecting to People Near: Building a Madagascar Exhibit with the Human Element in Mind

Appeared October 2021Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In Creating Connections to Islands Far, by Connecting to People Near: Building a Madagascar Exhibit with the Human Element in Mind Advanced Inquiry Program alum and animal keeper Brittany Behler describes

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GFP Student Brittany Bauer Receives State Award and Local Grant

GFP Student Brittany Bauer Receives State Award and Local Grant

In December 2021, GFP student Brittany Bauer and her environmental club at Wyoming East High School in New Richmond, West Virginia, were selected as 2021-2022 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow State Winners. Each year Samsung hosts

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A Future We Create

A Future We Create

Advanced Inquiry Program student Meagan Holdeman, pictured here, produced an evening of performances to inspire a greener theatre movement in the hopes of starting a Colorado chapter of the Broadway Green Alliance. Access the performance

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The Plumeria That Lives On

The Plumeria That Lives On

Appeared November 2021Plant Love Stories In “The Plumeria That Lives On” Advanced Inquiry Program student Jessica Ullyott writes about a very special plant given to her by her mother-in-law. Ullyott’s story was published on PlantLoveStories.com

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Predator & Prey: Evolutionary Dynamics of Bats and Moths

Predator & Prey: Evolutionary Dynamics of Bats and Moths

Advanced Inquiry Program student Niki Desautels created this infographic as part of her Issues in Evolution course to summarize the way that bats have influenced moth evolution over millions of years, and vice versa. Desautels examined

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Student Voices: Belize Student Reflections

Student Voices: Belize Student Reflections

Appeared 2021Earth Expeditions: Belize Student Reflection Global Field Program student Kayla Clark shares her experiences and memories of the 2021 Earth Expeditions: Belize course in “Belize Bites – Recipes in Resilience.” “I am a saltwater human

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#GivingTuesday2021

#GivingTuesday2021

Nov. 30, 2021, is #GivingTuesday. If you are able, we hope you might consider helping our international and US-based partners. Below are links to each organization’s donation page. You can also make a contribution to

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Dragonfly Students Win Global Initiatives Award for 2021 International Education Week Contest

Dragonfly Students Win Global Initiatives Award for 2021 International Education Week Contest

On November 18, 2021, Miami University’s Global Initiatives announced the winners of the 2021 International Education Week (IEW) Contest, and four Global Field Program (GFP) students were recognized. Click here for a complete list of

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Student Voices: Galápagos Student Reflections

Student Voices: Galápagos Student Reflections

Appeared 2021Earth Expeditions: Baja Student Reflection Advanced Inquiry Program student Marlie Mounts shares her experiences and memories of the 2021 Earth Expeditions: Galápagos course in “A Walk Through History: A Look into the Life the Galápagos

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Dragonfly instructor shares stories from her trips around the world in a Cincinnati Zoo podcast series

Dragonfly instructor shares stories from her trips around the world in a Cincinnati Zoo podcast series

In November 2021, Dragonfly instructor and Cincinnati Zoo Director of Global Conservation, Lily Maynard, shared amazing tales from her trips around the world in the Cincinnati Zoo Tales podcast series. Find Lily’s podcast here. Through

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International Education Week 2021

International Education Week 2021

International Education Week (IEW) 2021 will be held Nov. 15-19, 2021. Miami University’s IEW 2021 will feature both in-person and virtual events. Visit MiamiOH.edu/IEW for a full list of events and follow us here and

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Watch Dragonfly’s 2021 info session!

Watch Dragonfly’s 2021 info session!

Project Dragonfly’s Director of Communications & Research Jamie Bercaw Anzano, Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson, Graduate Student Services Manager Connie Malone, and Global Field Program graduate Chandler Sharp provide details and respond to

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The Increasingly HOT TOPIC CLIMATE CHANGE

The Increasingly HOT TOPIC CLIMATE CHANGE

Appeared September-October 2021Bank Compliance Magazine In “The Increasingly HOT TOPIC CLIMATE CHANGE” Advanced Inquiry Program student Meg Sczyrba explores the impacts of climate change on the global economy. The article appears in the 2021 fall

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Baja Student Reflections

Baja Student Reflections

Appeared 2021Earth Expeditions: Baja Student Reflection Global Field Program student Polly Diffenbaugh shares her experiences and memories of the 2021 Earth Expeditions: Baja course in “Polly’s Learning Journey.“ For Diffenbaugh the journey to Baja was about

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Meatless Mondays

Meatless Mondays

Interested in taking part in meatless Mondays? Dragonfly student Suzy Kroeger shares reasons for doing so in a video she made for her master’s coursework. She also invites viewers to complete an online pledge to

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Coping with Isolation: What Humans Now Have in Common with the Oregon Spotted Frog

Coping with Isolation: What Humans Now Have in Common with the Oregon Spotted Frog

Appeared October 2021Current Conservation Magazine AIP student Alexi Guddal contemplates feelings of isolation from the pandemic and considers isolation as a “phenomenon that impacts species beyond humans,” including one that is native to her hometown

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A Hike Among Ash Trees

A Hike Among Ash Trees

Appeared 2021Center for Humans and Nature In October 2021 Dragonfly graduate Alisha Singleton takes a walk in the woods…to save the once-abundant Ash trees. Read about her work to combat the Emerald Ash Borer with

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A Different Kind of Podcast: The Possibilists From Pelecanus and Earth Optimism

A Different Kind of Podcast: The Possibilists From Pelecanus and Earth Optimism

In October 2021 Smithsonian Magazine released a Pelecanus article on their Conservation Commons site. Pelecanus, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization co-founded by Dragonfly alum Austin Parker and his brother, Taylor, tells the stories of conservationists around

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Teens Leading Local Plastic Study on the Baja Peninsula

Teens Leading Local Plastic Study on the Baja Peninsula

Learn how teens are working with our Earth Expeditions Baja partners at the Vermilion Sea Institute and leading a local plastic study on the Baja Peninsula in a blog written by Dragonfly graduate Kelsie Fowler

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Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: How Connecting Teens to Nature Saved My Life

Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: How Connecting Teens to Nature Saved My Life

Dragonfly‘s seventh Diversity Cafe on November 18, 2021, features Credell Walls (goes by “Cre”) who currently serves as Program Coordinator for the Forest Preserve of Cook County, Illinois. He has worked with the Jane Goodall

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Para La Tierra

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Para La Tierra

In summer 2021, a team of Dragonfly students supported the ongoing work of our Earth Expeditions: Paraguay partners, Para La Tierra. Globally Connected Conservation (GCC) students, Gail Gainey, Velvet Karg, and Yazmin Munoz-Vallez, created a series of trail

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GFP Graduate, T’Noya Thompson, Awarded Conservation Nation Grant

GFP Graduate, T’Noya Thompson, Awarded Conservation Nation Grant

In fall 2021, T’Noya Thompson, Global Field Program (GFP) graduate and Earth Expeditions (EE) Community Learning Leader, was awarded a Conservation Nation grant to work on a project with past Dragonfly graduate assistant, Dr. Ancilleno

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2021 Summer of Inquiry

2021 Summer of Inquiry

With best practices in mind, Dragonfly students experienced inquiry-based learning and worked with a network of global organizations to collaborate and implement conservation action in the field and through web-based conservation campaigns. Pictured is a

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GFP student, Hope Nye, awarded scholarship

GFP student, Hope Nye, awarded scholarship

In fall 2021, Global Field Program (GFP) student Hope Nye was awarded the Carrie R. Wilson Memorial Scholarship. Nye, who works as a teacher in Wisconsin, is the inaugural scholarship recipient. Learn more about Nye’s

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Promoting Biodiversity Through Urban Greenspaces

Promoting Biodiversity Through Urban Greenspaces

Appeared September/October 2021Published in The Science Teacher In “Promoting Biodiversity Through Urban Greenspaces” Advanced Inquiry Program student Michelle Loh creates a lesson plan with students and their communities in mind to promote awareness of the benefits

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Danau Girang Field Centre

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Danau Girang Field Centre

For their summer “Globally Connected Conservation” course, Dragonfly students John Bihun, Nicole Donaldson, and Lisa Nichols created this brochure to help support the ongoing conservation work of our Earth Expeditions partner, Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), in

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Global Field Program Alum, Brooke Mitchell-Norman,  Joins the Nature Guys Podcast

Global Field Program Alum, Brooke Mitchell-Norman, Joins the Nature Guys Podcast

In September 2021, Global Field Program alum Brooke Mitchell-Norman joins the conversation on the Nature Guys podcast, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based online show that explores the great outdoors. Mitchell-Norman, who created her own podcast called “Rewildology”

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Dragonfly alums, Laura Frost and Scott Lenhart, Participate in a Green Teacher Podcast

Dragonfly alums, Laura Frost and Scott Lenhart, Participate in a Green Teacher Podcast

In July 2021, Dragonfly alums and science teachers, Laura Frost and Scott Lenhart, served as guests on a podcast series for Green Teacher magazine. The series, titled “Talking with Green Teachers,” involves discussions with environmental

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AIP Student, Gretchen Strate, Awarded Pollination Project Grant

AIP Student, Gretchen Strate, Awarded Pollination Project Grant

In summer 2021, AIP student Gretchen Strate was awarded a grant from The Pollination Project (TPP), a non-profit organization that funds projects to create compassionate change in the world. Strate joins a community of 4,000

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AIP student, Lisa Yeager, named 2021 CEE-Change Fellow

AIP student, Lisa Yeager, named 2021 CEE-Change Fellow

In August 2021, AIP student Lisa Yeager was named the 2021 Civics and Environmental Education (CEE)-Change Fellow by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Yeager is among 30 educators and community leaders who

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Are You Using Shark Cosmetics?

Are You Using Shark Cosmetics?

Appeared 2021Published in SEVENSEAS Media In Are You Using Shark Cosmetics? Global Field Program student, Stephanie Costagliola, encourages effective plant-based alternatives to help protect sharks. Costagliola, pictured, works as a marine biologist at Georgia Aquarium.

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Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: “Myaamionki ‘place of the Miami’”

Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: “Myaamionki ‘place of the Miami’”

Dragonfly‘s sixth Diversity Cafe on October 21, 2021, features representatives from the Myaamia Center of Miami University. The Center, a Miami Tribe of Oklahoma initiative located within an academic setting, serves the needs of the

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Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Gender, Equity, and Leadership in Conservation

Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Gender, Equity, and Leadership in Conservation

Dragonfly‘s fifth Diversity Cafe on July 15, 2021, features Jessie Young, a Creole Belizean woman and a strong advocate for the environment and conservation. She was instrumental in establishing the world-famous Community Baboon Sanctuary and

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Dragonfly Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Optimism in Global Conservation

Dragonfly Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Optimism in Global Conservation

Dragonfly‘s fourth Cafe on June 17, 2021, features brothers Austin and Taylor Parker of Pelecanus, a conservation-based collective committed to telling stories and demonstrating optimism through science, presenting cutting-edge conservation and the role communications play

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Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Research

Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarly Research

Dragonfly‘s third Diversity Cafe on May 20, 2021, features Ginny Boehme, a science librarian at Miami University, and the library liaison to the Project Dragonfly program. Boehme’s passion lies in helping her students become informed, engaged, and

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Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussions

Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussions

Dragonfly Diversity Cafes is a developing series of virtual talks focusing on international conservation, urban and rural ecology, inquiry-based education, nature connections, and other relevant topics. The cafes aim to elevate marginalized perspectives on diversity, equality,

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How African Primate Sanctuaries Have Fared During the 2020 Global Pandemic

How African Primate Sanctuaries Have Fared During the 2020 Global Pandemic

Appeared March 2021Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In How African Primate Sanctuaries Have Fared During the 2020 Global Pandemic Global Field Program student Tiffany James helps encourage zoo keepers to take a role in advocating for conservation organizations

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Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Untangling equity and the environment

Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Untangling equity and the environment

Dragonfly‘s second Diversity Cafe on April 8, 2021, features Tanner Yess, Co-Executive Director at Groundwork Ohio River Valley of Groundwork USA, a national network of environmental justice-based nonprofits. Yess will discuss acknowledging the intersections of

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Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Small-Scale Fishing Foodways

Dragonfly Diversity Cafe Virtual Talk & Discussion: Small-Scale Fishing Foodways

Dragonfly‘s inaugural Diversity Cafe on March 18, 2021 features National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Knauss Fellow Dr. Emily Horton. Dr. Horton will share her perspective on gender, wellbeing, and alternative governance narratives in small-scale

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Cotton top tamarins: the importance of natural cooperative care behaviors in a managed setting

Cotton top tamarins: the importance of natural cooperative care behaviors in a managed setting

Appeared December 2020Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In Cotton top tamarins: the importance of natural cooperative care behaviors in a managed setting Global Field Program alum and keeper assistant Elizabeth Fochtman shares her research on cotton top

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Interactive Distance Learning

Interactive Distance Learning

Appeared October 2020Published in Roots In Interactive Distance Learning Advanced Inquiry Program alum Katelin Gaeth offers practical advice and inspiration for anyone adapting to remote learning. Gaeth co-authored the article, which is featured in Roots, the

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Danau Girang Field Centre & HUTAN

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Danau Girang Field Centre & HUTAN

In summer 2020, a team of Dragonfly students supported the ongoing work of our Earth Expeditions: Borneo partners, the Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) and HUTAN. The “Earth Expeditions: Connected Conservation” (EECC) team – including Kim Harris, Valeria

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Evaluating the Influence of Conspecifics on a Male Giant Anteater’s Pacing Behavior

Evaluating the Influence of Conspecifics on a Male Giant Anteater’s Pacing Behavior

Appeared November 2020Published in Animal Behavior and Cognition In Evaluating the Influence of Conspecifics on a Male Giant Anteater’s (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) Pacing Behavior Advanced Inquiry Program student Adrienne Eyer examines the effect of conspecifics who were housed off-exhibit

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Dragonfly Students Support Para La Tierra & Promote Paraguay’s Biodiversity

Dragonfly Students Support Para La Tierra & Promote Paraguay’s Biodiversity

Our Earth Expeditions partner in Paraguay, Para La Tierra (PLT), is working to raise the profile of Paraguayan biodiversity on an international level. To help support this effort, the PLT team and Dragonfly students, Aimee

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Shining a Light on Bats through Conservation Photography

Shining a Light on Bats through Conservation Photography

Appeared November 2020Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In Shining a Light on Bats through Conservation Photography Advanced Inquiry Program student Alexandra Mason uses photography to “shine a positive light on” bats. With over 1,400 different species of bats

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Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests

Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests

Appeared September 2020Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum In Wading Bird Conservation: Engaging Zookeepers and Guests Global Field Program alum and zookeeper Myria Johnson describes the evolution of her avian studies — from a count of birds to a

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of AERF

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of AERF

In summer 2020, a team of Dragonfly students supported the ongoing work of our Earth Expeditions: India partner, Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), a conservation organization working with communities in the Western Ghats.  The “Earth Expeditions: Connected Conservation”

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Cheetah Conservation Fund

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Cheetah Conservation Fund

In summer 2020, a team of Dragonfly students supported the ongoing work of our Earth Expeditions: Namibia partner, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), a global leader dedicated to saving the cheetah. The “Earth Expeditions: Connected Conservation” (EECC) team –

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Watch Dragonfly’s 2020 info session!

Watch Dragonfly’s 2020 info session!

Project Dragonfly‘s Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson and Graduate Student Services Manager Connie Malone as well as Dragonfly alums and current instructional team members, T’Noya Thompson and Ken Willman, provide details and respond to

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Almonds & Corals

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Almonds & Corals

In summer 2020, a team of Dragonfly students supported the ongoing work of our Earth Expeditions: Costa Rica partner, Almonds & Corals, an ecotourism agency and green hotel. The “Earth Expeditions: Connected Conservation” (EECC) team –

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Maximizing Our Impact: Challenging AAZK to Go Further for Native Species

Maximizing Our Impact: Challenging AAZK to Go Further for Native Species

Appeared 2020
Published in Animal Keepers’ Forum, the journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers

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Project Dragonfly Named Distinguished Conservation Partner Award Recipient by Cheetah Conservation Fund

Project Dragonfly Named Distinguished Conservation Partner Award Recipient by Cheetah Conservation Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Oxford, Ohio (October 2, 2020) – Project Dragonfly at Miami University is excited to announce that we have been named the recipient of Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) Distinguished Conservation award in celebration

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Ecology Project International

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Ecology Project International

For their summer “Earth Expeditions: Connected Conservation” course, Dragonfly students created a high-school focused, educational program to help support Earth Expeditions partner, Ecology Project International (EPI). Working in collaboration with EPI’s Martha Parker and course

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Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Para La Tierra

Dragonfly Students Support the Conservation Work of Para La Tierra

A team of Dragonfly students worked together to help support the ongoing work of Earth Expeditions Paraguay partner, Para La Tierra (PLT), a not-for-profit conservation organization working to protect threatened habitats in Paraguay through scientific research, community engagement, and

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Project Dragonfly is 25!

Project Dragonfly is 25!

This is a big year for Project Dragonfly, as we’re celebrating 25 years! In 1995, Dragonfly received a major grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for an education reform initiative that has since grown to include

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Dragonfly Course Celebrates Global Partnerships

Dragonfly Course Celebrates Global Partnerships

In summer 2020, Project Dragonfly built on its learning network of extraordinary conservation organizations, students, instructional team members, and global community partners to create a fully web-based course called Earth Expeditions: Connected Conservation. After COVID-19

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Dragonfly Digital Leadership Festival

Dragonfly Digital Leadership Festival

Project Dragonfly’s Digital Leadership Festival in the spring of 2020 showcased asynchronous presentations of Leadership Challenges from 25 students in the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and Global Field Program (GFP). The festival included student videos

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In Support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In Support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Injustices and systemic prejudice pervade the environmental and conservation movements, which have been shaped by a history of exclusion, colonialism, and privilege. The reality is that these movements have uprooted native peoples from their lands,

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National Zoo and Aquarium Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

June is #NationalZooandAquariumMonth — a time to reflect on the importance of zoos and aquariums…

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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Today, Dec. 1, 2020, is #GivingTuesday, and May 5, 2020, is #GivingTuesdayNow – a new global day of giving and unity – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Our international

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Dragonfly Staff Support Messages

Dragonfly Staff Support Messages

Our Oxford, Ohio, based Dragonfly team at Miami University recently got “together at home” to share some messages via Skype for all our wonderful and resilient students and partners. Check it out and enjoy!

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Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

Appeared November/December 1997
Published in Dragonfly magazine

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Finding space to focus

Finding space to focus

As we work through the emotions, thoughts, and difficulties we face today with the near-constant change happening in our lives, we want to share some recommendations we sent to Dragonfly students. The thoughts pertain to

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The Day the Elephants Disappeared

The Day the Elephants Disappeared

Appeared Winter 2020
Published on StoryJumper

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AIP Master Institutions help victims of the Australia  bushfires

AIP Master Institutions help victims of the Australia bushfires

Our hearts are with our friends in Australia as they deal with the aftermath of hundreds of devastating fires. Our AIP Master Institutions are joining efforts to help victims of the bushfires. Click below to

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Changing the Face of Science

Changing the Face of Science

Appeared Winter 2020
Published in Green Teacher

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Native/Invasive Species Speed-Dating

Native/Invasive Species Speed-Dating

Appeared Winter 2020
Published in Green Teacher

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Using Live Species Around Campus to Understand Diets

Using Live Species Around Campus to Understand Diets

Appeared Winter 2020
Published in Green Teacher

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“Exhibit A (a triptych)” and other poetry by Dragonfly Alum

“Exhibit A (a triptych)” and other poetry by Dragonfly Alum

Appeared January 2020
Published in Honey & Lime magazine

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Conservation is for Everyone: Think Globally, Act Locally

Conservation is for Everyone: Think Globally, Act Locally

Appeared January/February 2020
Published in The P.E.O. Record

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Long Island is a challenging habitat for wildlife

Long Island is a challenging habitat for wildlife

Appeared November 2019
Published on Newsday.com

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Building a Conservation Community in the Mexican Desert

Building a Conservation Community in the Mexican Desert

Appeared October 2019
Published in the Earth Island Journal

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Watch Dragonfly’s 2019 info session!

Watch Dragonfly’s 2019 info session!

Project Dragonfly‘s Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson and Director of Communications and Research Jamie Anzano provide details and respond to questions about the Global Field Program, the Advanced Inquiry Program, and Earth Expeditions. Check

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An International Collaboration to Promote STEAM Experiences

An International Collaboration to Promote STEAM Experiences

Appeared October 2019
Published on the American Alliance of Museums website

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Engaging a global Facebook audience with conservation education

Engaging a global Facebook audience with conservation education

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

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Using Scientific Pedagogy to Teach History

Using Scientific Pedagogy to Teach History

Appeared Summer 2019
Published on Edutopia.org

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The Dangers of Anticoagulant Rat Poison

The Dangers of Anticoagulant Rat Poison

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in All Creatures

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Into the Sea! The Plight of Our World’s Sea Turtles

Into the Sea! The Plight of Our World’s Sea Turtles

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in SEVENSEAS Media

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Saving Our Oceans Through Coral Restoration

Saving Our Oceans Through Coral Restoration

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in SEVENSEAS Media

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Navigating the Outdoors

Navigating the Outdoors

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Unpacking Habitats

Unpacking Habitats

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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We Don’t Live in a Vacuum

We Don’t Live in a Vacuum

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Taking Flight with Conservation Education

Taking Flight with Conservation Education

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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חיבור דתי: Religious Connection

חיבור דתי: Religious Connection

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Environmental Service Project

Environmental Service Project

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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From Garbage to Green

From Garbage to Green

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Opinion: Reduce food waste and help the planet

Opinion: Reduce food waste and help the planet

Appeared August 2019
Published on Cincinnati.com

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How WEC Works: Matt Hallett

How WEC Works: Matt Hallett

Appeared August 2019
Published on the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences blog

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Get a Tattoo, Help Save a Species

Get a Tattoo, Help Save a Species

Appeared August 2019
Published in Connect

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One small steppe for grasslands

One small steppe for grasslands

Appeared June 1, 2019
Published in the Brookings Register

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Missouri Botanical Garden teams with Ohio university on new master’s degree

Missouri Botanical Garden teams with Ohio university on new master’s degree

Appeared October 2018
Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch & Business Journal

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The consequences of conflict on Congo’s great apes

The consequences of conflict on Congo’s great apes

Appeared 2019
Published in Current Conservation

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Urban coyotes: conflict or coexistence?

Urban coyotes: conflict or coexistence?

Appeared 2019
Published in Current Conservation

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How Eating Locally Can Fight Global Warming

How Eating Locally Can Fight Global Warming

Appeared May 2019
Published in Natural Awakenings

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A Student’s Experience with GLT Conservation

A Student’s Experience with GLT Conservation

Appeared December 2018
Published on Save the Golden Lion Tamarin’s blog

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Miami Professors Study Local Impact of Climate Change

Miami Professors Study Local Impact of Climate Change

Appeared April 5, 2019
Published in the Oxford Observer

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Enhancing Field Trips

Enhancing Field Trips

Appeared 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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10 Ways to Teach It Outside

10 Ways to Teach It Outside

Appeared 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Conservation through Storytelling

Conservation through Storytelling

Appeared Winter 2019
Published in Green Teacher

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Missouri Botanical Garden teams with Ohio university on new master’s degree

Missouri Botanical Garden teams with Ohio university on new master’s degree

Appeared October 9, 2018
Published in the St. Louis Business Journal

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Want a master’s degree? Try getting one with the Missouri Botanical Garden

Want a master’s degree? Try getting one with the Missouri Botanical Garden

Appeared October 8, 2018
Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Community Engagement for the Birds!

Community Engagement for the Birds!

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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Inside the Birding Activity Bag

Inside the Birding Activity Bag

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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Misconceptions, Sharks, and Storybooks

Misconceptions, Sharks, and Storybooks

Appeared 2018
Published in IZE Journal

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Start With a Story

Start With a Story

Appeared February 2016
Published in Science & Children

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Conservation through Creative Writing

Conservation through Creative Writing

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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Little Bats: A Big Deal

Little Bats: A Big Deal

Appeared 2018
Published in Green Teacher

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You Can Be My Wingman

You Can Be My Wingman

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

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Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage

Seed Balls and the Circle of Courage

Appeared 2018
Published in Afterschool Matters

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Don’t believe everything you read about banning polystyrene

Don’t believe everything you read about banning polystyrene

Appeared 2018
Published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser

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Getting Kids Outdoors with Technology

Getting Kids Outdoors with Technology

Appeared 2018
Published in Edutopia

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Time for compromise on Rocky Flats access

Time for compromise on Rocky Flats access

Appeared 2018
Published on DailyCamera.com

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A Sensory Walk in Nature

A Sensory Walk in Nature

Appeared 2018
Published in Ithaca Child

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Mitigating the Effects of Transport Infrastructure Development on Ecosystems

Mitigating the Effects of Transport Infrastructure Development on Ecosystems

Appeared 2018
Published by Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development

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Native Landscaping Along the Front Forty

Native Landscaping Along the Front Forty

Appeared 2017
Published by Illinois Forestry Association

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Pledging for Change

Pledging for Change

Appeared 2017
Published in Green Teacher

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The Future of Evolution

The Future of Evolution

In “The Future of Evolution” Global Field Program student and architectural foundation education director Christen Lubbers creates a lesson plan that puts the topic of evolution into the hands of fourth through eighth grade students.

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Conservation education in schools: Aligning teachers’ perceptions with students’ attitudes

Conservation education in schools: Aligning teachers’ perceptions with students’ attitudes

In “Conservation education in schools: Aligning teachers’ perceptions with students’ attitudes” Global Field Program graduate Melany Sutherland explores teachers’ perceptions and students’ attitudes about conservation education

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Internship Timeline

Internship Timeline

2017 Internship Advanced Inquiry Program student Lauren Lee documents her internship with Ryan Fitch, research associate from San Diego Zoo Global’s Institute for Conservation Research. The internship is part of a long-term habitat restoration project designed to

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Invasive Species: You’re Not Welcome Here!

Invasive Species: You’re Not Welcome Here!

In “Invasive Species: You’re Not Welcome Here!” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Amy Paul uses interactive activities to help her third through fifth grade students distinguish between native and invasive species.

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Students Take Action Against Invasive Species

Students Take Action Against Invasive Species

Appeared Winter 2017Published in Green Teacher In “Students Take Action Against Invasive Species” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Jennifer Brooks uses hands-on exploration and media as an educational tool in schools.

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Ethnobotany and Millennial Volunteers: Connecting a New Generation with Old Knowledge

Ethnobotany and Millennial Volunteers: Connecting a New Generation with Old Knowledge

Appeared 2017Published in Public Garden Magazine In “Ethnobotany and Millennial Volunteers: Connecting a New Generation with Old Knowledge” Global Field Program graduate Lindsey Collinsworth shares ethnobotanical education with millennials. “Millennial volunteers who learned about native plant

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Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos

Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos

Appeared November 2016Published in Connect In “Zoo Quests: Public Engagement Success at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Bricken Sparacino reports on the “Zoo Quests” public engagement experience which was implemented at

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Wild in the City

Wild in the City

Appeared 2017 In “Wild in the City” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Emily Stoeth examines the importance of urban environmental exploration for students and teachers.

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Utilization of Zoo Enclosures in Capuchin and Spider Monkeys

Utilization of Zoo Enclosures in Capuchin and Spider Monkeys

Appeared 2016Published in Animal Keepers In “Utilization of Zoo Enclosures in Capuchin and Spider Monkeys” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Laura Danielczyk compares overall movement and time resting of capuchin and spider monkey in zoo enclosures.

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Citizenship-building via Marine Debris Surveys

Citizenship-building via Marine Debris Surveys

Appeared 2017Published in Green Teacher In “Citizenship-building via Marine Debris Surveys” Global Field Program student Aimee Cleary empowers teens to become environmental stewards through socio-ecological mapping and data collection.

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Conservation Animation

Conservation Animation

Appeared 2017Published in Green Teacher In “Conservation Animation” Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Sarah Compton creates animated videos with high school students to encourage local conservation.

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Environmental Rewards Points? Examining the Palm Oil Crisis and Brainstorming for Change

Environmental Rewards Points? Examining the Palm Oil Crisis and Brainstorming for Change

Appeared 2016Published in the Animal Keepers’ Forum In Environmental Rewards Points? Examining the Palm Oil Crisis and Brainstorming for Change, GFP graduate Chelsea Weaver examines the palm oil crisis.

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Assessing and Overcoming the Barriers Impeding Inquiry Based Education

Assessing and Overcoming the Barriers Impeding Inquiry Based Education

Appeared 2016Published in the Ohio Journal of Teacher Education In Assessing and Overcoming the Barriers Impeding Inquiry Based Education, GFP student Kaitlin Shurts assesses the relationship between teachers’ conceptions of inquiry and the number of perceived

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It’s Not You. It’s Me. Taking Responsibility for Chaperone Engagement During Nature Center Field Trips

It’s Not You. It’s Me. Taking Responsibility for Chaperone Engagement During Nature Center Field Trips

Appeared 2016Published in Legacy In It’s Not You. It’s Me, GFP student Melissa Sabo examines chaperone engagement during nature center field trips.

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The Nature of Interaction Between Zoo Docents and Visitors and the Use of Inquiry

The Nature of Interaction Between Zoo Docents and Visitors and the Use of Inquiry

Appeared 2015Published in the IZE Journal After exploring open- and close-ended questions between docents and visitors at Woodland Park Zoo in the context of inquiry, AIP graduate Kathryn Marcussen shares her findings in The Nature of Interaction Between

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Role-Playing, Inquiry and the Food Chain

Role-Playing, Inquiry and the Food Chain

Appeared 2016Published in Green Teacher In “Role-Playing, Inquiry and the Food Chain” GFP student Autumn Doss integrates drama to encourage elementary students’ engagement in environmental science. Her goal was for students to identify a health food

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KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth

KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth

Appeared 2015Published in the IZE Journal In “KALAHARI CONNECTIONS: fostering long-term positive conservation behaviors in Botswana youth” GFP graduate Erin Stotz, Dragonfly facilitator Molly Maloy and others from Denver Zoo’s Conservation Biology Department and the Kalahari

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More than marginal interest– Adapting Hedgerows for Modern Landscapes

More than marginal interest– Adapting Hedgerows for Modern Landscapes

Appeared Spring/Summer 2016Published in the Planet Drum Pulse After sampling insect and bird populations in hedgerow settings, AIP student Dave Coulter shares his findings in More than marginal interest– Adapting Hedgerows for Modern Landscapes. According to

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Deeply moved by it all

Deeply moved by it all

Appeared August 2016Published in the Townsville Bulletin Students are deeply moved by it all in this letter to the editor in the Townsville Bulletin, a news publication of Australia’s North Queensland.

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The Rise of Educational Tourism

The Rise of Educational Tourism

Appeared August 2016Published in DUO Magazine In The Rise of Educational Tourism GFP graduate and past Australia Earth Expeditioner Katie Krafte shares her thoughts on experiential, field-based education in DUO Magazine, Townsville’s monthly lifestyle publication.

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Tech park tours offer ‘science in action’

Tech park tours offer ‘science in action’

Appeared July 2016Published in Honolulu Star Advertiser GFP graduate Candee Ellsworth is featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser article — Tech park tours offer ‘science in action’ — for her work with Friends of Natural Energy Laborartory of Hawaii

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Master’s Studies Take Broadbent To Belize In Miami University’s Project Dragonfly Global Field Program – Brevard NC

Master’s Studies Take Broadbent To Belize In Miami University’s Project Dragonfly Global Field Program – Brevard NC

Appeared June 9, 2016Published in The Transylvania Times GFP student Alexa Broadbent is featured in The Transylvania Times article “Master’s Studies Take Broadbent To Belize In Miami University’s Project Dragonfly Global Field Program – Brevard

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Black Creek Scout Reservation BioBlitz

Black Creek Scout Reservation BioBlitz

Appeared 2015Published in Tipularia In Black Creek Scout Reservation BioBlitz: A Vascular Plant Species Inventory GFP graduate Jed Hewitt joined a team of scientists, naturalists, Boy Scouts and volunteers for a one-day botanical BioBlitz (a study of

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Information Sharing and Curbside Recycling: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Value of Door-to-Door Distribution of Informational Literature

Information Sharing and Curbside Recycling: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Value of Door-to-Door Distribution of Informational Literature

Appeared 2015Published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling In Information Sharing and Curbside Recycling AIP Cincinnati Zoo graduate Ken Willman evaluated information sharing and curbside recycling.

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A Review of the Current Status of Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) in Ohio

A Review of the Current Status of Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) in Ohio

Appeared 2016Published in Ohio Biological Survey Notes In A Review of the Current Status of Running Buffalo Clover (Trifolium stoloniferum) in Ohio AIP Cincinnati Zoo graduate Sean Leugers investigated the status of running buffalo clover (RBC), a

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Coquerel’s Sifaka: Parental Behaviors As Observed in First-Time Parents

Coquerel’s Sifaka: Parental Behaviors As Observed in First-Time Parents

Appeared November/December 2015Published in AAZK’s Animal Keepers’ Forum In Coquerel’s Sifaka: Parental Behaviors as Observed in First-Time Parents AIP Cincinnati Zoo graduate Amy Thompson observed parental behaviors of lemurs.

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Feeling the Heat: A Student-Centered Approach to Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect on Campus

Feeling the Heat: A Student-Centered Approach to Reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect on Campus

Appeared Winter 2016Published in Green Teacher In Feeling the Heat AIP Phoenix Zoo graduate and science teacher Susan Ferguson created a series of mapping activities for her middle school students to explore the issues associated with the

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Lights Out Baltimore: Saving Birds One Building at a Time

Lights Out Baltimore: Saving Birds One Building at a Time

Appeared September/October 2015Published in The Maryland Yellowthroat In Lights Out Baltimore: Saving Birds One Building at a Time GFP graduate and Maryland Zoo animal keeper Carly Barron shares her experiences with the Maryland-based non-profit, Lights Out Baltimore,

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In the News: AIP and GFP Students Earn Master’s Degree & Look Back on Their Journeys

In the News: AIP and GFP Students Earn Master’s Degree & Look Back on Their Journeys

Our December 2015 AIP and GFP graduates are featured in a number of hometown newspapers and alumni news magazines. Advanced Inquiry Program Heather Batts, Colby McElrath, Brittney Weaver, Ali Young, Sharon Garrison and Sara Shanahan,

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Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors

Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors

Appeared March 2015Published in Marine Ecology Progress Series Global Field Program graduate Kathryn McQueen and others examined the Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca

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Potting Plants

Potting Plants

Appeared January 2015Published in Science Scope In Plotting Plants Global Field Program student and teacher Megan Menker involved her middle school students in tracking invasive species in the local community through the use of research, geocaching technology, posters,

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Hummingbird Citizen Science

Hummingbird Citizen Science

Appeared November 2015Published in The Science Teacher In Hummingbird Citizen Science Global Field Program graduate and teacher Rima Givot helps students make connections in her classroom. Through a citizen science hummingbird project, Givot’s students were able to collaborate and

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Wild Cat Conservation Needs: An Examination of Public Perception

Wild Cat Conservation Needs: An Examination of Public Perception

Appeared November 2013Published 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

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