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“Climb UP – How to Raise a Girl Scientist” – TEDx Livermore Talk by Dr. Meg Lowman

In this TEDx talk Dr. Lowman shares her journey as one of the pioneers of studying trees ‘where they live’ – in the canopy. Sharing her wisdom and humor in her pursuit of time management (balancing children and data), and setting trail for women scientists and global impact, this trail-blazing arbornaut informs and inspires as we work to meet the challenges of disappearing forests worldwide.

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CanopyMeg speaks to students in India about forests

Future canopy scientists of India? Through digital connectivity, CanopyMeg spoke to approximately 2000 students in India last night. Explorers and colleague Bhaskar Krishnamurthy master-minded a multiple school virtual assembly, and the students all lined up with questions about forests. Thrilling at both ends, and the kids asked

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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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10 Things to Do in the AMAZON!

Untamed Science presents a video of the Top 10 Things to Do in the Amazon. Filmed on a recent trip to the Peruvian Amazon with Dr. “CanopyMeg” Lowman.

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Untamed Science – Why Leaves Change Color

CanopyMeg helps explain why leaves change color in this Untamed Science video:

Every fall in the deciduous forests of the world, there is a miraculous change in the color of the leaves. The turn from green into brilliant shades of yellow, orange, red, and purple. Sometimes you can

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Wheelchair Bound Biologists Study Treetops Thanks To Climbing

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.
KPIX (CBS 5)
August 20, 2014

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Hangout with Canopy Researcher Margaret Lowman

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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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

canopymeg on national geographic going deep with david rees

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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Photos from public tree-climbing weekend at The California Academy of Sciences

OUT ON A LIMB – August 2-4. The California Academy of Sciences hosted a public tree-climbing weekend. Over 200 families and visitors become honorary “arbornauts” in this beautiful Monterey Cypress that grows adjacent to the Academy’s LEED Platinum building.

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