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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!

Field of clovers for the march 2024 newsletter.

March 2024 Newsletter

For those of you in the northern hemisphere, happy spring equinox! So, with the start of spring, we're celebrating all things green, which often represents nature and good luck. We're feeling lucky to have had so much good fortune over the past month and very proud to celebrate the accomplishments of so many Dragonflies. Read more here!
February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

With the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) application due date around the corner, in this newsletter we're highlighting the amazing work of some of our AIP students and alumni. Below are some great video stories about how AIP students made their way through the program and are making a real difference in the world today. Read more here!
January 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter

Happy New Year! We celebrated December with more than 170 Dragonfly graduates. It was great to have so many Dragonflies on campus and to meet their friends and families in person! And January has brought preparations for spring semester courses and reviewing applications for our newest cohort of students! Read more here!
December 2023 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

Every December, Project Dragonfly looks forward to commencement to recognize the hard work and dedication of its graduates, reflect on the special journey of its students, and welcome a new cohort of conservation leaders. Read more here!
Miami University Global Field Program (GFP) graduate students share a meal

November 2023 Newsletter

"WHEW" is the word that comes to mind when reflecting on the past month! ... you may be wondering how does Dragonfly do it! Whoever coined the phrase “it takes a village” was right. So, thanks to all of you, our Dragonfly village! Read more here!
September 2023 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!
Group of students in front of a car.

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!
Two students strapping a wildlife camera to a tree.

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

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!
Dragonfly staff standing on the steps of Upham.

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!
Purple coneflowers with bumblebees on them.

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

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!
AIP Sites logo

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!
Dragonfly Students at graduation.

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!
People in the back of a safari truck.

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!
Student looking down at a bear.

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!