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Boardman resident to study in Baja

June 5, 2014
The Town Crier

Boardman resident Laura Kibby, a new master's student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University's Project Dragonfly will travel to Baja in June to study field methods in desert and marine ecosystems.

More information about the 2014 course is located at

Project Dragonfly's GFP is a Miami University master's degree program that combines field work at conservation and education hotspots globally with collaborative work in web-based learning communities. Because the degree occurs in the field and on the web, GFP students are able to live throughout the country and internationally while earning the Miami University degree.

Since the program began 10 years ago, Project Dragonfly's Earth Expeditions graduate courses--on which the GFP is based--have engaged more than 1,500 people in first-hand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas.

Dragonfly is based in the biology department at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio. Miami was established in 1809 and is listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.



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