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Wheelchair Bound Biologists Study Treetops Thanks To Climbing

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A video news story on Dr. Meg Lowman’s Waterbears and Wheelchairs program featuring student Rebecca Tripp. This was filmed during the Academy’s first public climb in the East Garden earlier this month.
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August 20, 2014

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Into The Amazon: What To Do When Attacked By A Poo Bat

Photo by Rob Nelson

Read part three of Laurel C. Allen’s story about her “Amazon adventure” and her search for science. In part three Laurel takes a swim, finds dozens of venomous spiders, and encounters ayahuasca. The article is number three of a four-part series published in Indefinitely Wild.
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Sky Lan from Taiwan receives first Women-in-Science Scholarship

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Sky Lan (Yung-Hsiang Lan) from Taiwan will study forest canopy ecology at Oregon State University. Here is her story:
I love trees, especially the giant old-growth trees of Taiwan, many of which are more than 2,000 years old. Though they are easy to access, little is known about

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Into The Amazon: Boats, Breakfast And Blowguns

Photo by Rob Nelson

Read part two of Laurel C. Allen’s story about her “Amazon adventure” and her search for science. In part two Laurel wakes up to a boat ride, meets a baby sloth and learns to shoot a blowgun. The article is number two of a four-part series published

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Hangout with Canopy Researcher Margaret Lowman

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In a Google Science Fair Hangout On Air conversation with editor-in-chief of Scientific American, Mariette DiChristina, Dr. Lowman discusses how she became fascinated with what is happening at the tops of trees, what kinds of studies she has done on her treetop walkways, and more.

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Into the Amazon: Sharpening Blowgun Darts On Piranha Teeth

Photo by Rob Nelson

Laurel C. Allen tells the story of her “Amazon adventure” and her search for science. The trip was led by Dr. Meg Lowman. It was Dr. Lowman’s thirty-first trip to the Amazon. The article is number one of a four-part series published in Indefinitely Wild.
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Why Should We Care About Our Forests?: A Few Questions With Canopy Meg

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Be sure to catch Dr. Meg “CanopyMeg” Lowman on tonight’s episode of Going Deep with David Rees on the National Geographic Channel at 10pm EST!

From the NatGeo TVBlogs:

Posted by Hanna Toler of National Geographic Channel on August 18, 2014:
For tonight’s episode of Going Deep with David Rees,

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Science student Alex Young and his favorite textbook: Methods in Forest Canopy Research

Science student Alex Young and his favorite textbook: Methods in Forest Canopy Research

Science student Alex Young wrote in to say how he enjoyed Water bear weekend at the California Academy of Sciences and shared this photo of him with his favorite textbook: Methods in Forest Canopy Research. Thanks Alex!

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CanopyMeg appearing on NATGEO’s Going Deep with David Rees on Monday, August 18th

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Check out this new clip from CanopyMeg’s appearance on Going Deep with David Rees:

In the beautiful Muir Woods forest, rockstar arborist “Canopy” Meg teaches “TV Dave” how to use a scientific device called a “pooter” and other amazing things she knows about trees.
Dr. Meg Lowman will be

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Is Our Future in the Treetops?

Photo by Carlton Ward

While some park officials, hoping to compete with video games and iPods, recommend fighting electronics with electronics, Canopy Meg offers a different approach, a more direct route to our roots–or, rather, to our branches: Canopy Walkways.
In this article author, Richard Louv, talks about the importance of tree

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