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Watch Dragonfly’s 2021 info session!

Screenshot from the info sessionProject Dragonfly’s Director of Communications & Research Jamie Bercaw Anzano, Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson, Graduate Student Services Manager Connie Malone, and Global Field Program graduate Chandler Sharp provide details and respond to questions about the Global Field Program, the Advanced Inquiry Program, and Earth Expeditions. Check out our info session below and visit us on YouTube to view more Dragonfly videos.

Watch Dragonfly’s 2020 info session!

Screenshot from the info sessionProject Dragonfly‘s Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson and Graduate Student Services Manager Connie Malone as well as Dragonfly alums and current instructional team members, T’Noya Thompson and Ken Willman, provide details and respond to questions about the Global Field Program, the Advanced Inquiry Program, and Earth Expeditions. Check out our info session on YouTube at https://youtu.be/LyonneMyhm4.

Can bees bring peace for elephants and farmers? (Webinar recording from Sept 18, 2020)

Antoinette van de Water (Bring The Elephant Home, Project Dragonfly-Miami University alum) conducts research on sustainable solutions for human-elephant coexistence. In a study under the supervision of Future For Nature winner Dr. Lucy King, she looked into reducing conflict between elephants and farmers by using bees to improve the effectiveness of fences. Together with the Phuluang Wildlife Research Station, she has collected a large amount of camera trap data capturing elephant behavior near a beehive fence in Thailand.

Hosted by the Future of Nature Academy and Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, a collective of international elephant researchers present the new publication “Beehive fences as a sustainable local solution for human-elephant conflicts in Thailand” and other innovative elephant conservation projects.

Presenters include Antoinette van de Water (BTEH, South Africa), Dr. Lucy King (Future for Nature Winner, Save the Elephants, Kenya), Dr. Kevin Matteson (Project Dragonfly, Miami University), Kylie Butler (beehive fence study in Sri Lanka), Dr. Prachi Mehta (Wildlife Research and Conservation Society, India), Dr. Michelle Henley and Robin Cook (South Africa), Rachaya Arkajak (Phuluang Wildlife Research Station, Thailand) and David Owen (Miami University, BTEH, Thailand). They share their newest insights on how bees can help elephants to peacefully coexist with farmers. We broadcast some inspiring stories and videos and there include a panel discussion with scientists working with beehive fences in Asia and Africa.

This event is a collaboration of Future For Nature Academy, Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, Save the Elephants, the Phuluang Wildlife Research Station, and Bring The Elephant Home.

Biology in the Age of Technology 2020 Ecospot Conversation

Screenshot from the info sessionCheck out the conversation below with Kevin Matteson (Associate Director of Masters Programs with Project Dragonfly), Beth Keskey (GFP student) and Alisha Singleton (AIP student). Beth and Alicia describe the process of developing their Ecospots last year.

You can watch this as a video or just listen to the audio. The video includes visuals of the sites they created as well but the audio may be more convenient for you. Enjoy and as always feel free to contact Kevin with any comments or suggestions (matteskc@miamioh.edu). Beth (keskeyba@miamioh.edu) and Alisha (statonam@miamioh.edu) also are happy to hear from you if you have any follow-up questions.

GFP Advising Webinar

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Miami graduate advisers Jill Korach and Kevin Matteson discuss and answer questions about the GFP master’s program, Master Plans, and upcoming spring courses.

Recorded Thursday, January 23, 2020

Presentation Notes

@2:58 Things to consider as you think about your Master Plan.

@7:02 Clarification on what Master Plans are

@11:36 Master Plan timeline and checkpoints

@20:00 Seven tips to success

@26:15 how to contact us and Q&A

@31:05 Demonstration of how to search for portfolios (to view examples of Master Plan statements)

@35:20 How to submit your Master Plan idea in your cohort workshop

@37:30 Master Plan overview in your cohort

@39:10 How to view past student publications, assignment details for upcoming courses and more

Watch Dragonfly’s 2019 info session!

Screenshot from the info sessionProject Dragonfly‘s Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson and Director of Communications and Research Jamie Anzano provide details and respond to questions about the Global Field Program, the Advanced Inquiry Program, and Earth Expeditions. Check out our info session on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0uRXYyzfpYg.

Watch Dragonfly’s first webinar!

Screenshot from the info sessionProject Dragonfly‘s Director of Communications and Research Jamie Anzano and Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson provide details and respond to questions about the Global Field Program, the Advanced Inquiry Program, and Earth Expeditions. Links are provided below:

Full one-hour Dragonfly video