Caitlin Sheedy making a difference in human and ecological communities



OXFORD, OH (03/09/2015)(readMedia)– McPherson, Kan. (67460), resident Caitlin Sheedy, a graduate student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, has been awarded a Community Engagement badge from the university for making a difference in human and ecological communities. As part of the GFP, students like Sheedy apply the tools of conservation science and advance the tenets central to the master’s degree: inquiry, community and voice.

Through her Conservation Science & Community course project entitled “Enhancing Community Recycling Investment through Public Space Recycling,” Sheedy enhanced recycling awareness through promoting recycling in public spaces. Sheedy is a science teacher at McPherson High School.

As part of her master’s program coursework, Sheedy studied approaches to environmental stewardship in the Central American country of Belize. Study sites include 13 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

The GFP master’s degree is designed for educators and other professionals from all disciplines and settings who are interested in working collaboratively to bring about change in local and global contexts. Applicants can be from anywhere in the United States or abroad. To learn more about the GFP, visit

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