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Take a Child Outside Week is September 24 – September 30

From the Children and Nature Network: Take A Child Outside Week is a program designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world. By arming parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources on outdoor activities, our goal is to help children across

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Follow Dr. Lowman as she travels to Ethiopia

Follow Dr. Meg Lowman as she travels to Ethiopia to help save the Church Forests of Ethiopia. Updates will be posted under the Ethiopia category of the CanopyMeg blog as well as on: Ethiopia Trip Sponsors: National Geographic, TREE Foundation, and NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

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New book on weevil identification

Ciegler, J. C. 2010. Weevils of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Nemonychidae, Attelabidae, Brentidae, Ithyceridae, and Curculionidae). Biota of South Carolina. Vol. 6. Clemson University, Clemson, S. C. 276 pp. This book contains keys, descriptions, drawings, and photographs of 522 species of weevils found or likely to occur in

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Canopy Ecology with CanopyMeg selected as one of the 10 coolest college classes

Popular Science Magazine is doing an article on the 10 coolest college classes in the country. One of their selections was Canopy Ecology with CanopyMeg. Canopy ecology has been taught at New College (FL) for 7 years, but will be taught at North Carolina State University (NC)

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Madagascar’s tree-top science

From Wired News: If you want to study the rainforest, there is no better place to be than on top of it — literally. This pretzel-shaped structure on top of the Masoala National Park forest in Madagascar is called a canopy raft. Biologists use it to access

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Finding oil spill solutions

From the Herald-Tribune: Although it is tempting for residents around the Gulf Coast to limit their conversations to complaints about the oil spill, it is even more important to talk about solutions, and educate ourselves about the scientific process of “ecosystem restoration.” Employing the best solutions is

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Development of canopy walkways in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

From the Times of India: Directorate of tourism, Andaman and Nicobar administration invites proposals for development of canopy walkways project in Andaman & Nicobar Islands under item rate base offer. Details: Click for larger image

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TREE welcomes Taylor Jamrok

Please welcome our first TREE student leadership fellow. Taylor is our first student officer for TREE, as part of our new outreach to educate young people about non-profit management. Welcome, Taylor. Taylor Jamrok graduated from New College of Florida in 2009 after studying environmental issues, sustainable development,

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Common Arthropods Field Guide – Ethiopia’s Church Forests

Photo-Key Field Guide for common arthropods found in Ethiopia’s Church Forests. Arthropods Field Guide

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Conservation of Ethiopia’s Church Forests

The ecology of Ethiopia is vastly understudied and also degrading rapidly due to human activities. Much of the natural landscape has been cleared for agriculture, with one notable exception: the sacred landscapes surrounding churches. These church forests comprise local as well as global “hotspots” as critical conservation

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