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 2017
Published in Green Teacher

In "Pledging for Change" Advanced Inquiry Program student and teacher Heidi Paul creates a lesson plan that engages high school students in modifying their personal actions to help the environment.

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 help preserve the endangered cactus wren and California's rich biodiversity.

Appeared 2017
Published in Connect

In "Wet-Dry Recycling at the Louisville Zoo" Global Field Program student Karen Maynard describes how a new recycling model for guests and employees at the Louisville Zoo is increasing recycling rates and helping support the zoo's mission. Zoo guests and employees no longer have to choose between recycling and trash. Instead, they chose from wet waste (is compostable and includes food scraps, liquids and napkins) and dry waste (everything else except trash from bathrooms, which is considered "true trash" is taken to the landfill). By separating wet and dry waste at the sourse, far less trash goes into the landfilll and the recovery of recyclables increases.

Appeared 2017
Published 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 uses reported a greater enjoyment of learning practical skills and a sense of altruism." 

Appeared Winter 2017
Published in Green Teacher

In "Taking Action Against Invasive Species" Advanced Inquiry Program graduate Jennifer Brooks uses hands-on exploration and media as an educational tool in schools.

Appeared Winter 2017
Published in Green Teacher

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.

Appeared November 2016
Published 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 the Bronx and Central Park Zoos in 2015. Through staff collaboration, the program uses interactive characters, an adventure club and participant surveys to enhance visitor experiences. With the high ratings among zoo visitors, the Zoo Quests program continued the next year at Bronx and Central Park Zoos and has expanded to other nearby zoos and aquariums.