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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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“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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