Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems


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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The Wise Man Built His House Among the Trees

The Wise Man Built His House…Among the Trees
Klaus DeBoer, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT
Summer 2015 REU Site: Undergraduate Research into the Cultural, Economic and Ecological Significance
of Church Forests in South Gondar, Ethiopia (
Earlier this year, I applied for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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Go Conscious Earth campaign to provide safe drinking water to Democratic Republic of Condo

Godi Godar and Go Conscious Earth have spent much of the last couple years working to protect pristine rainforest on Lac Tumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
With the incredible support from people like you, we have saved one million acres!
Now we need to help the

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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer REU program in Ethiopia

Below Travis Reynolds announces that applications are now being accepted for students to participate in an NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South

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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.
August 20, 2014

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A wheelchair doesn’t stop this scientist from soaring to the treetops

From Student Science’s Eureka Lab:
Rebecca Tripp speaks about her research with real passion, emotion that goes far beyond the fascinating organisms she studies. When she talks about her research with tardigrades, tiny, eight-legged creatures that she collected from the tops of trees, she doesn’t just talk about

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In My Nature

NSF REU co-speaker Rebecca Tripp’s article “In My Nature” has been published in the Dec/Jan 2013/2014 issue of  Ability Magazine:
Growing up on the rugged coast of Maine, with mountains, fields, forests and wildlife around every turn, I developed a deep love of the natural world at a

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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

Show run time is 35 minutes.

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In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs 2014

Ascending into the canopy, with Snousha Glaude.

In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs
June 1 – August 9, 2014
with W.R. Miller, M. D. Lowman and E. McCord, PIs.
Want A Different Research Experience?
Want new skills, new challenges, a bit of adventure, and an opportunity to publish your research?
NSF: REU: Research Opportunity
This is a three-dimensional

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Rebecca Tripp’s essay about her REU Canopy Explorers experience

The 2013 research team, with Tree Climbing Kansas City.

The summer of 2013 proved to be an exciting time of discovery for eight undergraduate students, myself among them, who traveled from around the country to intern at Baker University in Kansas, looking to gain experience in biological field research.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this REU

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