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CANOPY WALKWAYS

Why Walkways?

Canopy Walkway

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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Williams College canopy walkway

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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Amazing video tour of the Myakka Canopy Walkway

This Canopy Walkway is located just outside of Sarasota, FL in Myakka River State Park. The walkway is suspended 25 feet above the ground and extends 85 feet through the hammock canopy. A tower soars 74 feet in the air to present a spectacular view of treetops,

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CanopyMeg leads guided tour of Canopy Walkway for local families

On November 24, 2014 local families from Sarasota-Manatee VillageLearners gathered together at Myakka River State Park for a guided tour of the Canopy Walkway and Tower led by Dr. Margaret “CanopyMeg” Lowman. The children and their families learned about epiphytes, bromeliads, and the definition of “arbornaut”. The children

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Untamed Science provides a visual tour of CanopyMeg’s Amazon field research

Untamed Science video of CanopyMeg’s Amazon field research

Join Untamed Science for their visual tour of CanopyMeg‘s Amazon field research. The video team joined her July 2014 citizen science research expedition, so watch for a series of videos to be posted! Enjoy!
This summer marked the 20th year of CanopyMeg’s long term research at this site

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Development of canopy walkways in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

From the Times of India:
Directorate of tourism, Andaman and Nicobar administration invites proposals for development of canopy walkways project in Andaman & Nicobar Islands under item rate base offer.
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ACTS Canopy Walkway and Bioluminescence photos by Dante Fenolio

Danté Fenolio was part of the science team for the latest expedition to the canopy walkway in the Amazon with the New College students. He has two recent blog posts that contain some great images taken during the trip.  His blog posts are here:

The ACTS Canopy Walkway
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Canopy Walkways for Conservation: A Tropical Biologist’s Panacea or Fuzzy Metrics to Justify Ecotourism

Click on the cover thumbnail below to read one of Dr. Margaret Lowman’s latest journal articles published in BIOTROPICA. The document is in PDF format and includes Tom Lovejoy’s one page introductory editorial.

More of Dr. Lowman’s journal articles are located here.

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Author Richard Louv visits the treetop walkway built by TREE Foundation at Myakka River State Park

Louv was in Florida to talk at the Sarasota Reading Festival about his book, Last Child in the Woods (Algonquin Press). Richard also participated in a panel with the authors of Its a Jungle Up There (Meg Lowman, Eddie Burgess, and James Burgess) and renowned children’s author

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Myakka Canopy Walkway construction [VIDEO]

Video of the Myakka Canopy Walkway constructionPhotos of the construction are here.

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