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 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.
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.
Does conservation success depend on the local community? A review of community-based orangutan conservation in Southeast Asia
Published in Current Conservation
In "Does conservation success depend on the local community? A review of community-based orangutan conservation in Southeast Asia" Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Katie Badowski examines the effectiveness of community-based approaches to orangutan conservation in Southeast Asia.
GFP student Jamie Herget of Chicago, Ill., reflects on her Earth Expeditions: Paraguay course: "Once all of the students arrived it was very clear that it was going to be like no other EE and...leave an impact on me forever...I was energized by the opportunity to learn from others about how to become a better leader in our field."
Published in Green Living
In "Birdseeds of Knowledge" Advanced Inquiry Program student Julia Wright creates a nature-observing activity to foster environmental understanding.
Published in Applied Environmental Education & Communication
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. Through surveys distributed to teachers across multiple schools in the same district and to students from one suburban high school in Kansas, Sutherland found that "most teachers and students agree that a multifaceted approach that actively engages students across the curriculum, and throughout all grades, in learning about the environment and conservation would be most effective."