Dragonfly Awards & Accolades
Australasian Animal Studies Association Honors
Chairman's Award, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce
#7 in Best Online Biology Master's
Multiple NSF Grant Awards
Miami's “Top 100 Faculty and Staff”
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Certificate
Global Outstanding Service Award, NAAEE
Outstanding Service Award, NAAEE
Humane Certified Zoo in Ohio
Clean Energy Leadership Award
Hellbent Film Wins Mutliple Awards
We have so many more awards and accolades! Here is a sampling:
Dragonfly Alumni Assessment recognized by Miami CTE
Project Dragonfly was recognized by the Miami University Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) for its assessment work in adding a new alumni survey, leveraging alumni feedback, and improving teaching and learning at Miami. Remarkably, a total of 568 (30 percent) alumni responded. Read More.
Global Outstanding Service Award, NAAEE
Project Dragonfly was awarded Outstanding Service to Environmental Education by an Organization at a Global Level. Awarded by the North American Association of Environmental Educators.
Distinguished Conservation Partner Award, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)
Project Dragonfly was named the recipient of Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) Distinguished Conservation award in celebration of the Africa-based conservation organization’s 30th anniversary.
Photograph on exhibit in U.S. National Portrait Gallery
Ricardo Stanoss is the first Argentinian to be featured at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. with his portrait of ecologist Tom Lovejoy currently on display at the Gallery. "This is by far my greatest achievement with or without a camera," said Stanoss. Read more on Facebook page and the CNN news page.
DragonflyTV, the PBS children’s television series produced by TPT public television, won two Emmy Awards and led to the creation of the Emmy-Award winning television series SciGirls.
The Parents’ Choice Gold Award
Selected in over 200 sites by 3,700 parents, children, teachers, psychologist, pediatricians and other experts, the Parent’s Choice Gold Award, often referred to in the media as the Oscar of children’s media and toys, is a well known emblem of quality for parents and children.
Grosvenor Teacher Fellows by the National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions
Several members of the Dragonfly team and students and alumni have been named a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow by the National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions. These educators embark on expeditions around the world for professional learning. Read More.
American Association of Zoo Keepers “Excellence in Journalism” Award
Kara DeLanty earned the American Association of Zoo Keepers “Excellence in Journalism” award. GFP graduate and Milwaukee County Zoo primate zookeeper Kara explains her research on zoo visitor perceptions regarding the conservation status of cotton-top tamarins, their appropriateness as pets, and shares how folks can help support the cotton-top tamarin. Read More.
Dragonfly Alumni named a fellow by National Sea Grant College Program and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Congratulations to AIP graduate Briana Yancy '21 who was named a fellow by National Sea Grant College Program and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)! The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program matches fellows with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government for a one-year paid immersive policy experience in the Washington, D.C. area. Since February 2023, Briana has been working in NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab. Read More.
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
President Joe Biden has named GFP grad Helen Corveleyn from Hopewell, N.J., as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching! Congratulations Helen! You are an inspiration! Read More.
2023 Excellence in Conservation & Environmental Education Award
Elsi Miller, a current student in the Global Field Program, was the recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Conservation & Environmental Education Award from the Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education! Elsi is among 10 educators from across Kansas recognized for demonstrating leadership and excellence and for teaching about the richness, diversity and importance of our Kansas natural resources! Read More.
Exciting news from some alumni: Urban-Eco, formed by AIP graduate Lindsey Hagen and GFP grads & sisters Jenny & Megan Hinz, received tax-exempt status and can now award travel scholarships to high school students. To be eligible, students submit short videos which are posted on the Urban-Eco website. Bravo! Read More.
Honeywell Green Boot Camp
Nagy, Leah (2014, June). Among 70 educators chosen worldwide to participate in a week-long workshop focusing on green practices and conservation-based classrooms, Honeywell Green Boot Camp, San Diego, CA.
Mt. Lookout Ohio's Citizen of the Year award
Hats off to AIP graduate Mark Plucinski who was recently named Mt. Lookout Ohio's Citizen of the Year as the result of a project that he completed during his coursework. After surveying the not-so-pollinator friendly Mt. Lookout Square garden, Mark presented his data to the local community council and was approved to upgrade the garden. Mark is married to our very own Karen Plucinski. Thanks to the Plucinski duo + a team of volunteers completing the upgrades, more pollinators are visiting the garden location (as determined by a follow-up survey)! Read More.
GFP Graduate starts nonprofit Pelecanus
AIP graduate Austin Parker ‘18 co-founded the conservation storytelling non-profit organization, Pelecanus, with his brother, Taylor. Named for the California Brown Pelican brought back from the brink of extinction, Pelecanus hosts conservation podcasts. Read More.