Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems

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3D image of Ethiopian church forest insect

Enjoy this cool critter, in the family Scutelleridae.
Via Josh Martin:

We nick-named this one “Punisher Beetle”, but 1) that’s not it’s name, and 2) it’s not a beetle, it’s a Hemipteran. I think it’s in the Scutelleridae (shield-backed bugs) family.

Punisher Beetle
by Tanner Boucher
on Sketchfab

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Meg Lowman Treetops Camp in July 2016

Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira/Lowman NY hosted 16 middle school girls for the “Meg Lowman Treetops Camp in July 2016”. In partnership with Cornell University’s Tree Climbing Institute and CanopyMeg, the girls learned to access the canopy!

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Young girls dedicated to helping TREE’s sloth research program

These young girls have raised over $300 within their “Save the Sloths” group at school. They plan to continue to learn about sloths, educate others, and raise money to support sloth conservation.

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Williams College canopy walkway

Here are some views of our Williams College canopy walkway in Hopkins Forest, Massachusetts. It’s the first canopy walkway in North America and was built in 1992.

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Millennium Ecologic Museum opens in Cameroon, Africa

Millennium Ecologic Museum in Cameroon, Africa opens its doors in January 2016!!! We are excited to partner with Dr. Bernard Nkongmeneck on this important biodiversity conservation museum for his country. Congratulations, Bernard!!!

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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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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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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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