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Graduate students from Miami University's Project Dragonfly to study conservation globally

 

Last updated 8/9/2018 at 3:52pm



OXFORD, Ohio – In June and July 2018, graduate students from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly will travel to Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas to engage in action projects on vital human and ecological issues.

Leilani Worthington of Menifee, a current master’s degree student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Borneo in July 2018. Worthington will study Borneo’s primate denizens, including the orangutan, and develop new ways to engage communities worldwide in primate conservation. Worthington works as a science teacher at Santa Rosa Academy. More information about Worthington’s 2018 course can be found at http://www.earthexpeditions.org.

Renee White of Menifee, a new master’s degree student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Baja California in June 2018. White will study desert and marine landscapes through ecological and social field methods. White works as a teacher at Menifee Union School District. More information about White’s 2018 course can be found at http://www.earthexpeditions.org.

Project Dragonfly’s Earth Expeditions graduate courses engage people in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. Dragonfly is located in the department of biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio. Miami University was established in 1809 and is listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.

Learn more about Project Dragonfly on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PrjDragonfly.

 

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