Dr. Margaret Lowman, International Canopy Researcher, to speak at
Saturday, May 19th, 2007
Dr. Lowman will be at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park from 3:00 â€“ 4:30 pm for a book signing and community social.
Please come join us for this unique opportunity!
For directions to the book signing at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park, see:
For directions to Garrett College visit:
The Forest Canopy Walkway is a project by the Western Garrett County State Park Volunteers in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Park Service and Forest Service.To find out more about the project, visit:
Additional info on Dr. Lowman:
Meg Lowman (aka Canopymeg) is the Director of Environmental Initiatives at New College, the premier honors college for the State of Florida, with professorships in biology and environmental studies. Meg has developed an expertise for the use of different canopy access techniques, including ropes, walkways, hot air balloons, construction cranes, and combinations of these methods. She frequently speaks about her jungle adventures and about rain forest conservation to educational groups, ranging from elementary classes to corporate executives to international conferences. She received the Margaret Douglas Medal for Achievement in Conservation Education from the Garden Club of America (1999), The Eugene Odum Prize for Excellence in Ecology Education from the Ecological Society of America (2002), election to Leadership Florida (1997), serves on Board of Directors for the Explorers Club, and is part of the senior management team of NEON for the National Science Foundation. Carolyn Shoemaker of the US Dept of the Interior named an asteroid after her (2003). She co-chaired the First and Second International Conferences on Forest Canopies (1994, 1998), and was chief scientist for the Jason Project in Education (1995,1999, 2004).
Dr. Lowman has authored several books about her research and experiences including â€œForest Canopiesâ€, â€œLife in the Treetopsâ€ and â€œItâ€™s a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetopsâ€.