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Connect with Nature on Earth Day

Meg Lowman, currently Chief of Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, pioneered the science of canopy ecology.

Meg Lowman, a scientist and sustainability expert known as the “Einstein of the treetops”, says you should go outside and play.
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” -Rachel Carson
When you think back to your […]

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Skype Session with Rainforest Scientist, Meg Lowman

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Blue Point 5th graders recently hosted a Skype Session right in their classroom! On Thursday, April 2nd, the 5th graders at Blue Point were eager to share their love of the rainforest by hosting a video conversation. They were so fascinated with just seeing themselves on the computer […]

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A Visit From a Science Rock Star

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As thousands of festival-goers flock to Coachella over the next two weekends, rock stars are on many minds across the country. But here in San Francisco, I’ve been reflecting on a different kind of groupie-worthy icon — the one and only E. O. Wilson, champion of conservation, […]

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Research associate, DC Randle, gets honored for his love of science and Amazon project

Lawrence “DC” Randle is a teacher, Amazon expedition leader, author, collector, and so much more.  He would like to share these experiences of the Amazon with high school and undergraduate students who are interested in accompanying him on a Citizen Science in the Peruvian Amazon trip.  Photo by Kim Demory

From The Eagle Grove Eagle:
Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.”
Lawrence “DC” Randle, brother of Rotary Senior Living Administrator Sam Boeke, has echoed that statement since he began his teaching career 30 years ago. He believes that the best way for kids to […]

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ENCHANTED EARTH – An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Meg Lowman at Tampa Theatre on April 30

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2 of America’s Most Beloved Explorers, 1 Enchanced Evening, Tales of a Lifetime
From the blue heart of the planet to its highest forest canopies, travel to the breathtaking frontiers of Enchanted Earth with two of America’s most beloved explorers. Join us for an intimate evening with oceanographer […]

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EO Wilson Visits World’s Largest Indoor Living Rain Forest – at California Academy of Sciences

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EO Wilson visited the California Academy of Sciences and toured the living rain forest with CanopyMeg. These photos illustrate that, even as an octogenarian, EO Wilson revealed a child’s sense of wonder when he experienced the amazing biodiversity of the Cal Academy rain forest and also the […]

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Name-a-Species auction for new Pygmy Borer with proceeds going to forest conservation

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Here is an incredible opportunity to name a newly discovered species of the Pygmy Borers bark beetles! We will be accepting bids for this name-a-species auction up until midnight on Friday, May 15th (EST). You may bid as many times as you like up until the conclusion of the auction. The proceeds from this auction will conserve forests of Ethiopia and train the next generation of conservation biologists!

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Forest conservation in Kenya

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The Conservation of the Karungu Forest
Introduction
The climate of Karungu is a semi-arid one with an elevation of about 1, 200 m (3, 900 ft) above sea level. The area experiences an average of 110mm of rain in a year. The rainy season is always short and […]

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California Academy of Sciences celebrates their 3 women scientists for International Women’s Day!

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Dr. Meg Lowman, Chief of Science and Sustainability at the Academy, started out researching leaves, but when insects thwarted her work, she became fascinated.

Biodiversity is all around us, even in our homes, says Academy researcher and entomologist Michelle Trautwein.

Academy microbiologist Shannon Bennett discusses the importance of studying […]

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Researchers, locals work together to save Ethiopia’s ‘church forests’

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Article published at Mongabay.com by Heather D’Angelo on March 3, 2015 about Dr. Lowman’s work with forest conservation in Ethiopia.
Presenting a workshop on ecosystem services to a roomful of priests in Ethiopia may seem like an unlikely scenario for a conservation biologist to end up in, but […]

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