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Young girls dedicated to helping TREE’s sloth research program

From left to right:
Emeline, Ellen, Lena, and Roxy

These young girls have raised over $300 within their “Save the Sloths” group at school. They plan to continue to learn about sloths, educate others, and raise money to support sloth conservation.

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Dr. Meg Lowman elected in ESA’s 2016 fellows program

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Dr. Lowman has been recognized for her service as a member of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and for promoting the science of ecology.
From esa.org:
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2016 fellows. The Society’s fellows program recognizes the many ways in […]

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Why Walkways?

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Why Walkways?
Article by Helen Gold
Can Canopy Walkways Help To Get Your Kids in Touch With Nature?
Canopy walkways – also known as ‘treetop walks’ – are a dream come true for a nature lover. They provide unprecedented access to the kind of habitat which we are normally locked […]

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Field Report: Women in Science Summit 2016

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D.C. Randle’s field report from the first annual Women in Science Summit hosted at the California Academy of Sciences.
This year, my friend and mentor, Dr. Meg Lowman asked me to join a panel session at the first annual Women in Science Summit hosted at the California Academy […]

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Williams College canopy walkway

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Here are some views of our Williams College canopy walkway in Hopkins Forest, Massachusetts. It’s the first canopy walkway in North America and was built in 1992.

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Amazon Rainforest Workshop – Summer 2017

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Travel as a Citizen Scientist to the Amazon with California Academy of Sciences and Dr. Meg Lowman, Director of Global Initiatives & Senior Scientist in Plant Conservation & Michelle Trautwein, Assistant Curator, Entomology. Dates: July 24 to Aug. 3, 2017 “This is a non-stop workshop full of [...]Read more

Fashion versus Function in the Canopy? Levi’s talk to CanopyMeg

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In this article from Levi Strauss & Co., CanopyMeg is described as being a modern day pioneer who wears her Levi’s® in the rainforest treetops.
Dr. Meg Lowman is a woman of many titles; she is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor and public speaker. But of […]

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Great book forthcoming — Life in the Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity in the Shadowy Haunts of Planet Earth

Life in the Dark

Great book forthcoming — photos of uncharted biodiversity – enjoy!!!

“Deep inside caves, at the bottoms of oceans and lakes, beneath the ground: these concealed habitats are absent of sunlight. This strange and fascinating world of complete darkness is not a solitary place?it is inhabited by millions of […]

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Gary Braasch – A Tribute to Mother Nature’s Favorite Son

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

World-acclaimed photojournalist Gary Braasch died on March 7, 2016 while photographing coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Gary’s passion was to visualize climate change and educate the public about the serious impacts of humans on natural systems. His photographs told vivid stories about global change, […]

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Women in Science Summit 2016 Recap [VIDEO]

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Check out this video from the 28 January 2016 Women in Science Summit (co-hosted by CanopyMeg Lowman) at the California Academy of Sciences, that inspired thousands of young professionals, both men and women!

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