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Dragonfly Monthly Newsletters

Nearly three decades after its creation, Project Dragonfly continues to play an essential role in inquiry-driven learning and shared action to support conservation and sustainability. Members of the Dragonfly community -- students, alumni, staff, instructors, advisors, and partners -- are doing great things. Find out what great things have been happening in Project Dragonfly in our monthly newsletter!

September 2023 Newsletter

Applications open today for all of Dragonfly's 2024 graduate courses and master’s programs! We've got some upcoming informational webinars, and new this year is a waiver of the $50 application fee for applicants who attend a webinar. Check out the details below. And please read on to learn about the recent great work of some of our Dragonflies. Read more here!

August 2023 Newsletter

Well, that's a wrap on our summer field experiences for the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and Global Field Program (GFP) / Earth Expeditions (EE) - it's been a busy few months! Missing those adventures? Check out our #summerofinquiry highlights on our social channels. Read more here!

July 2023 Newsletter

With 20 international field courses and 30+ AIP courses nationwide, we've been having a jam-packed summer of learning! Our students have been enjoying their time abroad and locally. So far, they've encountered whale sharks in Baja, hiked the sacred groves in India, met game scouts in Kenya... Read more here!

June 2023 Newsletter

WOW - it's been a very busy few weeks! Our summer field courses are off and running, fall course preparations are underway, and we want to commemorate two June historical events—Juneteenth and Stonewall. Read more here!

May 2023 Newsletter

Welcome Dr. Paul Harding! Project Dragonfly faculty and staff recently met with Harding, the incoming chair of Miami’s biology department. Our current chair Dr. Tom Crist is stepping down to return full time to his faculty role. Read more here!

April 2023 Newsletter

Spring is about starting fresh and experiencing transformations, especially for our newly accepted students who begin their master's journey this summer. A warm welcome to our newest cohort of Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and Global Field Program (GFP) students. Read more here!

March 2023 Newsletter

It's Women's History Month! We're proud to celebrate the exceptional women who contribute every day at Dragonfly -- bringing people together and mobilizing conservation action for a just and sustainable future. Read more here!

February 2023 Newsletter

The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) application due date is around the corner, so in this newsletter we'd like to highlight the amazing work of our AIP students and alumni. Below are some great stories about how they're making a real difference. Read more here!

January 2023 Newsletter

Hello and happy New Year! We celebrated our December graduates in person for the first time since the pandemic, and what a great day it was! Many of our Global Field Program (GFP) and Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) graduates gathered for this photo at Millett Hall at Miami University in mid-December.  Read more here!

November 2022 Newsletter

Hello! Our December graduation celebration is right around the corner. It's been two years since we've hosted this celebration so we are over the moon for this year's festivities. It's going to be a blast!  Read more here!

October 2022 Newsletter

In late September Dragonfly held our first in-person Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) retreat since the pandemic began and welcomed leaders from our zoo and botanical garden AIP sites to campus. Read more here!

September 2022 Newsletter

We're thrilled to welcome the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) as our newest Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) site! A renowned leader in humane education, wildlife conservation, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability, DZS operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center. Read more here!

August 2022 Newsletter

Well, that's a wrap on our summer field experiences for the Advanced Inquiry Program and Earth Expeditions - it's been a busy few months! Read more here!

July 2022 Newsletter

We are winding up July field experiences for Advanced Inquiry Program and Earth Expeditions courses, and we're prepping for August and September. Read more here!

June 2022 Newsletter

We are winding up June field experiences for Advanced Inquiry Program and Earth Expeditions courses, and we're prepping for July and August. It's a busy summer, and we're excited to be back out there! Read more here!

May 2022 Newsletter

As Miami University students, instructors, and staff get to work on summer 2022 Dragonfly courses that began this past week, we have a few updates. Read more here!

April 2022 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy this newsletter about our Project Dragonfly friends and family - they're doing incredible work and implementing important change to benefit human and ecological communities. Read more here!