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

 

Last updated 8/9/2019 at 12:46am



OXFORD, Ohio – Graduate students from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly will travel to Australia, Thailand, Baja, Belize, Borneo, India, Kenya, Hawaii, Paraguay and Namibia, where they will engage in action projects on vital human and ecological issues.

Renee White of Menifee, a current master’s degree student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Borneo. White will study Borneo’s primates, including the orangutan, and develop new ways to engage communities worldwide in primate conservation. White works as a teacher at Quail Valley Elementary School. More information about White’s 2019 course in Borneo can be found at http://www.earthexpeditions.org.

Leilani Worthington of Menifee, a current master’s degree student in the Global Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Kenya. Worthington will study Maasai communities and sustainable approaches to human-wildlife coexistence. Worthington works as a science teacher at Santa Rosa Academy. More information about Worthington’s 2019 course in Kenya can be found at http://www.earthexpeditions.org.

Project Dragonfly’s Earth Expeditions graduate courses have engaged more than 2,300 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.

Submitted by Miami University.

 

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