The society advances the discovery, conservation, and knowledge of Odonata through observation, collection, research, publication, and education.

2015 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Group Photo

Welcome to the website for the Dragonfly Society of the Americas (DSA). The DSA was founded in 1988 by Odonatologists and dragonfly enthusiasts from the U.S., Canada and Latin America and became officially a not for profit corporation in 2002. On these pages you will find information on the activities of the DSA and its members through the society’s two publications, Argia (News Journal of the DSA) and the Bulletin of American Odonatology (peer-reviewed scientific articles). The society serves all of North, Central and South America. It is open to anyone in the world, however, who has an interest in dragonflies and damselflies. Please consider joining our membership.

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News & Resources

DSA Research Grants

Nick and Ailsa Donnelly Fellowship

View DSA's official Collecting Policy  (Spanish Version)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2019
OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 10, 2018) – Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2019 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu/informaledusa

Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu/informaledusa

Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2019 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, San Diego, Seattle and St. Louis. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu/informaledusa

Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.



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