Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems


Fashion versus Function in the Canopy? Levi’s talk to CanopyMeg

In this article from Levi Strauss & Co., CanopyMeg is described as being a modern day pioneer who wears her Levi’s® in the rainforest treetops. Dr. Meg Lowman is a woman of many titles; she is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor and public speaker. But

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Skype Session with Rainforest Scientist, Meg Lowman

Blue Point Elementary students

Blue Point 5th graders recently hosted a Skype Session right in their classroom! On Thursday, April 2nd, the 5th graders at Blue Point were eager to share their love of the rainforest by hosting a video conversation. They were so fascinated with just seeing themselves on the computer

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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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TREE Foundation’s first-ever intern studies arboreal mammals

Want to know what the TREE Foundation’s first-ever Intern is up to (literally)? Here are some images of Bryson Voirin, who studies sleep and ecology of arboreal mammals. Way back when he was a college freshman, Meg Lowman taught Bryson how to climb a tree. Now he

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Sky Lan from Taiwan receives first Women-in-Science Scholarship

Sky Lan (Yung-Hsiang Lan) from Taiwan will study forest canopy ecology at Oregon State University. Here is her story: I love trees, especially the giant old-growth trees of Taiwan, many of which are more than 2,000 years old. Though they are easy to access, little is known

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Pine View School’s first-of-the-school-year Myakka River State Park field trip

Pine View class

Denise Fugere and Stephanie Gould-Olson, Pine View School Elementary teachers, are passionate about the importance of students experiencing real life science outside. Recently they ventured on their first-of-the-school-year Myakka River State Park field trip. There are 3rd and 5th grade students mixed up and mentoring one another,

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Guide Trainings in the Peruvian Amazon Hosted by TREE Foundation

DC Randle and naturalist guide Basilio Sahuarico

TREE Foundation teacher intern DC Randle offered Wildlife Conservation and Management trainings to the naturalists guides of Explorama Tours July 1 – 3, 2012 at Ceiba Tops Resort near Iquitos, Peru. The trainings were sponsored by the TREE Foundation and scheduled prior to the NC Museum Citizen

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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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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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Amazon Rainforest Expedition: A Journal by Molly Welsh

Below is Molly Welsh’s account of her trip to the Amazon Rainforest with Dr. Lowman while conducting a herbivory study for her Independent Study Project at New College of Florida: Amazon Rainforest Expedition: A Journal Molly Welsh, New College of Florida I traveled to the Amazon Rainforest

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