Work


Master's Degrees and Graduate Course Programs

Through Miami University's College of Arts and Science and in collaboration with the Department of Biology, Project Dragonfly offers two master's programs: (1) the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and; 2) the Global Field Program (GFP). These programs, which can be taken by working professionals from anywhere in the U.S. or abroad, allow participants to earn a Master of Arts in Biology (MA) or a Masters of Arts in Teaching- Biological Sciences (MAT).

Earth Expeditions is a global program that brings educators, community leaders, scientists, and others together at vital field hotspots in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Graduate-credit workshops include "Namibia: Great Cat Conservation," "Thailand: Conservation and Buddhism," and "Mongolia: Steppe Ecology and Civic Media."

iDiscovery, is a partnership between Project Dragonfly and Ohio's Project Discovery. iDiscovery facilitates teacher learning communities via an advanced web platform, and provides graduate-credit courses from Miami University to more than 1,200 educators a year.

Participatory Media

Project Dragonfly began with NSF funding in 1994 with the first national magazine to feature the discoveries of young investigators. Dragonfly magazine led to the creation of DragonflyTV, a national PBS television series produced by TPT public television. The Emmy-Award winning DragonflyTV brings a "real kids, real science" approach to a national television audience. DragonflyTV in turn created another Emmy-Award winning PBS television series, SciGirls.

Public Research & Conservation Stations

iSaveSpecies is creating research and conservation stations at zoos, aquariums, and other public learning institutions throughout the U.S. iSaveSpecies Stations are equipped with touchscreen-based research and action tools that enable families to investigate endangered species and to take conservation action. The iSaveSpecies institutions are: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery • Brookfield Zoo • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium • Denver Zoo • Louisville Zoological Garden • Oregon Zoo • Phoenix Zoo • Pittsburgh Zoo • ReefHQ Aquarium (Australia) • Riverbanks Zoo • The Santa Barbara Zoo • Toledo Zoo • The Wilds • Woodland Park Zoo • Zoo Atlanta.

iSave Species builds on an earlier NSF-funded project Wild Research. A partnership between Project Dragonfly and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Wild Research developed and evaluated interactive Stations at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to explore new ways to deepen public engagement on zoo grounds.