Students, Dragonflies & the Future

$445 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 9 months
Created April 11, 2018
New Frontiers in Odonatology

Dragonflies and Damselflies are colorful, fascinating insects, adored by the public and scientists alike. Scientists who study dragonflies and damselflies, Odonatologists, meet every two years at the International Congress of Odonatology to discuss cutting edge research being done on these remarkable insects. We are raising money to fund students from around the world to participate in the International Congress of Odonatology July 14-18, 2019 in Austin, Texas. This year, we want to focus on students because they represent new frontiers in odonatology (the study of dragonflies and damselflies). At the 2017 meeting in Cambridge, we had 40 students participating and we would like to double that number in 2019 by making students a focus of the meeting.

We are asking for at least $5,000 to help bring down the cost of student registration. If we were able to raise $20,000 we could fully fund the registration for at least 40 students coming to this meeting!

Above and beyond the student registration, this money will also be used to help fund socials for students to interact and network with researchers and conservationists, building new synergies across the globe. More funds mean more connections!

Your gift to fund students to attend the 2019 International Congress of Odonatology will provide invaluable assistance to the next generation of odonatologists conducting new and novel science and thus pushing the frontiers of this growing field.            

Learning about dragonflies is the best way to conserve them, future generations thank you for your support!
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$445 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 9 months
Created April 11, 2018
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