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Young TREE supporter illustrates her concern about losing trees at local park

Sara's Poster Description: I am climbing one tree left standing demanding they stop taking down the trees. There is a man using an excavator to try and take down the tree. The sun is demanding he stop. A magnifying glass is over a leaf is producing oxygen.

Sara has been a lover of trees since she was old enough to climb them. Now 8-yrs-old, she still loves to climb trees but has a greater understanding of their importance.
Sara’s father recently informed her that more than 200 trees were removed at a local park and that

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Questions about Tardigrades from the Higgins Family

The Higgins family e-mailed us to ask some questions about Tardigrades. Alex Young, a recent graduate at Lewis & Clark College who discovered a new species of tardigrade in 2014, provided some answers to these thoughtful questions.
Below are the questions submitted by the Higgins family and the

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Rebecca’s Amazon Adventure

As our plane began its descent toward Iquitos, Peru, I knew I was in for the adventure of a lifetime. I had been anxiously awaiting this trip – my very first international flight – for the past several months, but nothing could prepare me for what I

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Amazon Rain Forest Expedition – July 2015 – Photo Gallery and Memories

Rebecca Tripp’s memories and photo gallery from the recent Amazon rain forest expedition in Peru, July 2015:
I had such an amazing time in Peru! So many thanks to everyone who made this incredible experience possible – the incomparable “real-life Lorax” Dr. Meg Lowman, TREE Foundation, EcoTeach, Amazon

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Ethiopian Church Forest Videos Provided by TREE Supporter

Below is from TREE Supporter, Felipe Cárdenas Támara, regarding the Ethiopian church forest conservation project.
1. Christianity and sustanible developmente: the case of Ethiopia/Cristianismo y desarrollo sostenible: el caso de Etiopía
Documentary produced by anthropologist Felipe Cardenas Tamara where it is shown the reality of the so called Church

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Skype Session with Rainforest Scientist, Meg Lowman

Blue Point Elementary students

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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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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Fifth graders skype with Dr. Meg Lowman

Ann Mahon, 5th grade Language Arts teacher at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, writes the following:
Upstate New York 5th graders at Fonda-Fultonville Central School in Mrs. Mahon’s and Mrs. Berberich’s Language Arts Classes recently SKYPED with Dr. Meg Lowman!
After reading Kathryn Lasky’s book The Most Beautiful Roof in the

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9-yr-old raises money for sloth conservation at birthday party

Instead of receiving presents for his birthday, 9-yr-old Harry requested donations in order to help his favorite animals, the sloths. Way to go, Harry!!!

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Local 6-yr-old Collects Donations for TREE Foundation at her Birthday Party

Sara loves to climb trees

Like many children her age, Sara enjoys playing outside, climbing trees and observing a variety of animals in nature. However, Sara has a special affection for insects. Together with her parents, she has learned about many of the insects she has observed. When she learned that insects

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