Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems


Canopy Meg is in New Zealand to talk about conservation

Press Release on November 18, 2016 from Scoop Independent News:
Canopy Meg, the world’s first Arbornaut, heads to New Zealand to talk about conservation
Meg Lowman, aka Canopy Meg, is a pioneer in the field of forest canopy science. National Geographic nicknamed her “a real-life Lorax” and the Wall

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California Academy of Sciences Selects Dr. Meg Lowman as Inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability

(Originally posted on on 11/18/2013:)
SAN FRANCISCO (November 18, 2013) – The California Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Meg Lowman will join the institution on January 6, 2014 as its inaugural Chief of Science and Sustainability. In this role, Lowman will be responsible

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TREE partner Young Voices for the Planet is launching video in Raleigh on October 13

TREE partner Young Voices for the Planet is launching their video in Raleigh NC on October13. YVP is headed up by famous children’s environmental author. TREE’s executive director, Meg Lowman, serves on the YVP board of directors.
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Eco-Author Lynne Cherry Launches Young Voices for the Planet DVD

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Dr. Lowman is one of ten global innovators recruited to judge Rolex Awards for Enterprise Young Laureates Programme

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme Press Release:
GENEVA, September 30, 2009 – Ten leading international figures in science, the environment and exploration will select the first five winners of the recently launched Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Young Laureates Programme, Rolex announced today.
A geographically and professionally

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“No Child Left Inside” legislation update

On September 18, 2008, Congress passed important “No Child Left Inside” legislation that will fund environmental education programs at a national level. As Vice President of the Ecological Society of America overseeing the portfolio of education and human resources, Dr. Lowman worked with the ESA policy staff

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Dr. Lowman and Ricardo in Earth Day ABC 7 News segment

ABC 7 News did a segment about Ricardo’s visit to Sarasota and the Earth Day festival in April 2008.  (Read more)

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Meg Lowman nominated for the Lowell Thomas Award

Each year The Explorers Club and Rolex USA host the Lowell Thomas Awards to honor extraordinary individuals who have made unique contributions to a particular field of exploration. This year, our focus is forest canopies and their rich biodiversity, which is essential to our existence.
Our Master of

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New College Professor Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. Margaret D. Lowman – “Canopy Meg” — Awarded $75,000 to Create Forest Canopy Exhibit
Sarasota, FL / 31 August, 2005 – Dr. Margaret D. Lowman, Director of Environmental Initiatives and Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies at the New College of Florida, was recently awarded a $75,000

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