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 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.

Appeared 2017
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.

Appeared 2017
Earth Expeditions: Paraguay Field Reflection by Jamie Herget

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."

Appeared 2017
Published in Green Living

In "Birdseeds of Knowledge" Advanced Inquiry Program student Julia Wright creates a nature-observing activity to foster environmental understanding.