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Interview with NSF REU co-speaker, Rebecca Tripp

Below is an interview with Rebecca Tripp discussing how she became a canopy biologist from a wheelchair. She talks about the summer research program she participated in with the REU Canopy Explorers.
Read more and listen to the podcast on BeautyAbility.com

Show run time is 35 minutes.

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Tardigradia – The Wild Little World

Incredible animated video featuring a tardigrade:

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Photos from Go Conscious Earth project

Some photos sent from Kinshasa who is working to preserve the rainforest in the Lac Tumba region of the Congo via the Go Conscious Earth project:

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Zarith Sofiah Wildlife Defenders Challenge 2013 for Students in Malaysia

Twelve students and four teachers will be selected from a national competition by Her Royal Highness of Johor, Malaysia, and the winners of this environmental essay/action challenge will be a free trip to visit CanopyMeg and the Nature Research Center in Raleigh North Carolina. Stay tuned, as

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How I Climb Trees to Save Forests: Meg Lowman at TEDxNCSSM

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics hosted “TEDxNCSSM” on April 13, 2013 as a celebration of human achievement and experience in a wide variety of fields. The Dean of Science, Dr. Amy Sheck, was the recipient of this TEDx license and served as the lead

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Church Forest documentary film to be released 2014

Church Forest Preview from Greg Vander Veer on Vimeo.
Church Forest reveals a mystical world where priests and scientists struggle to come together, despite vastly different beliefs,  to save the last forests of Northern Ethiopia. Through stunning religious ceremonies, humorous moments with eccentric scientists, revealing macro-photography, and traditional

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Photos from Ethiopia by Lydia Ball

Lyndia Ball captured these stunning images while with Dr. Lowman in Ethiopia working to save the church forests.
CanopyMeg and TREE Foundation are working to conserve the Church Forests of Ethiopia. Find out more and how you can help.

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E.O. Wilson’s Global Town Hall [VIDEO and PHOTOS]

E.O. Wilson’s Global Town Hall, moderated by Dr. Meg Lowman at The Nature Research Center is available for viewing below:

Watch live streaming video from naturalsciences at livestream.com
PHOTO GALLERY:

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Alternative Practicum Canopy Climb

Draft Porposal for Alternative Practicum Canopy Climb

Click on the image below to access a Prezi presentation tour by Ian Lawford of his draft proposal for alternative practicum canopy climb:
 

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Dr. Lowman lecture at Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia

Meg Lowman lecture in Ethiopia

“CanopyMeg” Lowman lectured at Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia during early October, and is pictured here in dialogue with the science faculty discussing possible collaborative efforts between USA and Ethiopia. Issues of overlap include ecotourism, forest conservation, women in science, student exchanges, and use of virtual technologies

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