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 September 2019
Published in Camping Magazine

In "Project-Based Learning in Summer Camps: An Opportunity to Enrich Your Camp" AIP alum Luke Grange examines the characteristics of project-based learning and explains how project-based learning can contribute to summer camp programs.

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

In "Engaging a Global Facebook Audience with Conservation Education" AIP alum Kristen Latzke and Cheetah Conservation Fund's Laurie Marker and Heather Ravenscroft collected data from CCF's Facebook page and analyzed Facebook activity in order to determine the best time to post to engage as many people as possible. They found that increasing engagement could increase the discussion of important issues in the field of conservation biology.

Appeared Summer 2019
Published on

In "Using Scientific Pedagogy to Teach History" GFP student Shana Barnett explains how she uses the scientific method to teach history and help improve student comprehension and engagement.

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Asparagus magazine

In "Palm Oil is in Everything, and it’s Hurting More than the Orangutans" AIP student Helen Lee traces the history of palm oil and how the business of palm oil is devastating the global environment. According to Lee, "Palm oil may not cost much to produce, but it exacts a high price on the environment. And thanks to this often-invisible ingredient’s complex international supply chain, efforts to reduce that impact are proving challenging." Lee seeks solutions from experts, including Greenpeace’s Senior Palm Oil Campaigner Diana Ruiz, who offers this: "The key here is to use that buying power we have as consumers and demand that companies do better. We have huge influence over these brands."

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in SEVENSEAS Media

In "Into the Sea! The Plight of Our World’s Sea Turtles" AIP alum Stephanie Swanson examines what threats sea turtles face today.

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in All Creatures

In "The Dangers of Anticoagulant Rat Poison" GFP student Joanna Beacom examines the dangers of rat poison. Her article appears in All Creatures, a quarterly publication of the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Appeared Summer 2019
Published in Environmental Entomology

In "Effects of Urbanization on the Diversity, Abundance, and Composition of Ant Assemblages in an Arid City" past visiting assistant professor Javier Miguelena and Paul Baker sampled the ant assemblages of three habitat types (irrigated neighborhood parks, urban desert remnants, and preserved deserts) in Tucson, Arizona, to assess the effects of urbanization, fragmentation, and land-use change in an arid city. They found that "arid urban ecosystems may include considerable biodiversity, in part thanks to increased landscape heterogeneity resulting from the irrigation of green areas."