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 May-June 2014
Published in Natural Life Magazine

Mary Whewell, AIP student at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, helps others grow food, save money and share knowledge through community gardening in her article in Growing Closer by Growing Together, published in Natural Life Magazine in May-June 2014.

Appeared May 2014
Published in Adult Learning

Through her work as an assistant professor at Cuyahoga Community College, Advanced Inquiry Program student Irene Diritsky has been examining the green career paths that exist for students who have completed community college level coursework, in Green Careers and the Community College: Embrace the Possibility, published in Adult Learning in May 2014.

Appeared Autumn 2013
Published in Audubon Miami Valley

Global Field Program student Kathi McQueen discovers the beauty of the rugged Baja peninsula and shares her Baja experiences in Baja Desert Reveals Wonders to Scholarship Winner, published in the fall issue of Audubon Miami Valley.

Appeared September 2013
Published in AZA CONNECT

Through her work as a Senior Animal Keeper at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Advanced Inquiry Program student Melissa Proffitt has been exploring how educators can utilize theatrical conventions in wildlife conservation education, an effort which she explores in Using Theatrical Conventions to Improve Public Education About Local Wildlife Conservation, published in the September 2013 issue of AZA CONNECT.

Appeared September 2013
Published in AZA CONNECT

Advanced Inquiry program student Mollie O'Neil, who also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, explores connections between senior citizens and nature, and how educational programming at zoos and aquariums can effectively reach this growing segment of our population, in Connections with Nature: Programming for a Larger Community, published in the Association of Zoos & Aquarium's September 2013 issue of CONNECT.

Appeared August 2013
Published in AZA CONNECT

Earth Expeditions instructor Ricardo Stanoss, who also serves as the Director of Education and International Training at our Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) partner institution, the Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo, reports on the successful first year of the Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth‑Botswana on You can also read about the project in his Conservation Endowment Fund Update published in the August, 2013 issue of AZA CONNECT magazine.

Appeared August 25, 2013
Published in the Bonner County Daily Bee

Think twice before deleting that next email. It could just be the key that opens the door to a life-changing adventure.

That proved to be the case for Perky Smith-Hagadone, principal at Northside Elementary School. About three years ago, a note popped up in her inbox that would have been easy to ignore, even easier to click off into the world of cast-off messages.

“It was a little, obscure email that said, ‘Earn your masters, travel the world and learn about conservation,’” said the educator, who not only read the note, but also signed up for the graduate degree program through Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. “It has been a life-changing program.”

Download the PDF article on Smith-Hagadone or read it online.