It's #WorldElephantDay! Use your love of elephants to spread the word about their plight and what can be done to ensure their survival into the future! Photo taken by AIP student Allison Helmers Hinker during the 2019 Earth Expeditions: Namibia course.
Hey Dragonfly students, now that summer field classes are over, we hope you're well-rested and fueled for your fall semester coursework in conservation action! Photo: Kevin Matteson, EE instructor & MA/MAT associate director
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, philosopher & poet Photo courtesy of GFP student Lindsay Hansen, Earth Expeditions: Baja 2019.
Today, we honor the golden lion tamarin, the focus of our Earth Expeditions: Brazil course and Brazil's symbol of nature conservation! Learn how you can help by visiting http://savetheliontamarin.org/annual-glt-day. @associacaomicoleaodourado #EarthExpeditions #EEBrazil #ProjectDragonfly #MiamiOH
Exploring what it takes to save species in Hawai'i ... removing faya trees at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ... and cleaning up debris along the coastline in Kamā'oa with Hawaii Wildlife Fund. Check, check & check! All in all, the EE group of 25 removed ~300 faya trees and cleaned up ~1,000 lbs. of beach debris. Mahalo for helping to sustain the ecological & social health of these extraordinary island ecosystems! #summerofinquiry #EarthExpeditions #EEHawaii #YellowTag #ProjectDragonfly #MiamiOH
It's the #summerofinquiry with Brookfield Zoo! During the AIP Great Lakes Ecology class, students investigate the history, geology, flora, fauna, varied ecosystems and human influence on the Great Lakes area. Photos courtesy of AIP assistant director, Karen Plucinski. #AIPBrookfieldZoo #projectdragonfly #miamioh
Inquiry and learning in Paraguay, Earth Expeditions 2019! #summerofinquiry Pic 1: Nessa Goldman investigates plant diversity in one of the last remaining stand of intact Atlantic Forest in Paraguay. Photo by EE instructor, Jill Korach. Pic 2: Chelsea Shepherd & Lizzy Teachout showing Paraguayan children the diversity of life in a wetland at Para La Tierra's Biodiversity Fayre, in Pilar. Photo by EE instructor, Joshua York. Pic 3: Margaret Portelance investigating insects on an island in the Paraguay River. Photo: Korach. Pic 4: Lindsey Gorman assists research through identifying fish specimens in Paraguay's largest museum collection, held at Para la Tierra's headquarters in Pilar. Photo: York.
Our Baja IV class, which just finished up, marked the 50th Earth Expeditions course in Baja by creating the number 50 in the sand along the Pacific shore! Happy 50th Baja! Thanks to all who made it possible: our field partners - Meghann Mcdonald, the Vermilion Sea Institute & Villavicencio family - instructors/co-facilitators and all of our Baja students! Because of you, we're forging new paths to a better, more sustainable future! #EarthExpeditions #EEBaja #ProjectDragonfly #MiamiOH
Happy National Zoo Keeper week! #NZKW2019 #ImAKeeper #KeepingItReal