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 October, 2018
Published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch & Business Journal
Read about our partnership with the newest AIP Master Institution, Missouri Botanical Garden, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Business Journal. “This program will change the game for local educators and others interested in conservation in St. Louis in a big way,” says Sheila Voss, vice president of education at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Appeared April 5, 2019
Published in the Oxford Observer
Dragonfly visiting assistant professors Katie Feilen, Shafkat Khan & Amy Sullivan, along with AIP student Shara Clark (who is also a visiting instructor in Miami's department of media, journalism and film) are featured in the Oxford Observer for their collaborative effort in launching Miami University's ECO (Engaging for Climate in Oxford) Team. The team is dedicated to spreading awareness about the impact of climate change both on campus and within the City of Oxford.
Appeared June 1, 2019
Published in the Brookings Register
Global Field Program student, Emily White, is featured in the Brookings Register for traveling to Mongolia for Earth Expeditions 2019. In the article, White explains how she is interested in learning more about Mongolia's steppe ecosystems and applying that knowledge to her hometown of Brookings, S.D. White hopes to work within the community to find ways to preserve native grasslands once she has completed her master’s degree.
Published in Middle Level Learning
In "Whose Responsibility is it to Protect the Amazon Rainforest?" Global Field Program alum and teacher Misty Tucker discusses how and why teachers might use the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards to explore the complex issues the Amazon Rainforest is facing. Tucker touches on the "value of inquiry, the importance of using an interdisciplinary approach to teaching global issues, and the power of inspiring agents of change in our classrooms."
Published in Green Teacher
In "Enhancing Field Trips" Global Field Program alum Leroy Jones encourages educators to incorporate citizen science projects into field trips to enhance science education and promote environmental stewardship in students.
We are pleased to announce that we've created our first alumni newsletter. We plan to send two issues annually.
Published in Green Teacher
In "10 Ways to Teach It Outside" Advanced Inquiry Program alum Kristen Grindle offers ten meaningful and standards-based ways which can be used to help middle and high school students connect to nature in relevant ways, benefitting their well-being. Through these connections, students also become concerned and participatory citizens.