Graduate students from Miami University’s “Project Dragonfly,” including some Delaware County residents, will travel to Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas this month to engage in projects on human and ecological issues.
Included will be:
• Carol Arny of Radnor, a master’s student in the Earth Expeditions from Miami’s Project Dragonfly, who will travel to Costa Rica. Arny will study lowland rain forest and montane cloud forests while investigating the biotic, physical and cultural forces that affect tropical biodiversity. Arny is a high school science teacher at Buckeye Valley High School.
• Robin Dungan of Westerville, a master’s student in the Global Field Program from Project Dragonfly, who will travel to Australia. Dungan will study coral reef ecology and the conservation of marine systems along the Great Barrier Reef. Dungan is an education services manager at Center of Science and Industry.
• Sarah Morycz of Powell, a master’s student in the Global Field Program, who will travel to Belize. Morycz will study coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them. Morycz is a biology teacher at Olentangy High School.
• Justus Nethero of Powell, a master’s student in the Earth Expeditions, who will travel to Paraguay. Nethero will study co-develop an Eco-Leadership program with Miami’s partner, Para La Tierra. Nethero is a state wildlife investigator for Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.
Miami University is in Oxford, Ohio.
Information for this story was provided by Miami University.