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Women in Science Summit on January 28 to spotlight diversity

LIVE STREAM of WOMEN in Science Summit 2016 #SciWomen16

via University of California Santa Cruz:
A Women in Science Summit co-sponsored by the UCSC Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will take place on Thursday, January 28, at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The event is

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NSF undergraduate students turn summer research into thesis project

NSF undergraduate students turn summer research into thesis project

NSF undergraduate students Janice and Jacob turned their summer research into thesis projects. They worked inside the beautiful new conservation walls constructed at Goha church forest, thanks to a unique partnership of local Coptic priests and TREE Foundation.

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Beza Books Given Out to Kids in Ethiopia

Dr. Meg Lowman giving out Beza books to local Ethiopian children.

For every English version of Beza sold one copy was distributed FREE in Amharic to an Ethiopian child!
Thank you to those of you who purchased this book which is helping us conserve Ethiopia’s forests, as well as educate the next generation about the importance of their natural

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Interview with Dr. Lowman on Discovery News about Tardigrades

From Discovery News, Dr. Meg Lowman talks about the amazing creatures known as Tardigrades. These “water bears” can survive in extreme weather, breed in space, and it was recently discovered that they contain foreign DNA.

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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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Amazonian Stories: Short Films and Anthropology

The Cofán people of the Ecuadorian Amazon have been heavily affected by oil exploitation and colonization over the last few decades, but have survived and are currently managing 1 million acres of rainforest. Julio Rodríguez, an Ecuadorian Anthropology student, will be making a series of films to

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WUSF’s Florida Matters: Highlights from “Enchanted Earth: An Evening with Syliva Earle and Meg Lowman”

Enchanted Earth

The Tampa Theatre recently hosted “Enchanted Earth: An Evening with Syliva Earle and Meg Lowman.” The conversation with two of America’s most beloved explorers and conservationists was moderated by was moderated by WUSF’s Susan Giles Wantuck.
This week on Florida Matters (Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. and

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WUSF’s Steve Newborn talks with Margaret “Canopy Meg” Lowman [AUDIO]

WUSF’s Steve Newborn talks to Dr. Lowman about why canopies are a vital part of the earth’s ecology – and how women can succeed in science.
From wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu:
Margaret Lowman got her nickname of “Canopy Meg” at an early age, for her penchant for climbing trees. Pretty soon,

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Science Today: Ethiopia Conservation | California Academy of Sciences

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Ethiopian scientist Tizezew Shimekach is working for women empowerment and forest conservation in her homeland.

(Video by California Academy of Sciences)

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

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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