Scientist, Author, Educator, Tree Canopy Biologist

N.C. science museum gets new official, $1.5M gift


Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Tuesday introduced the director of its new Nature Research Center and accepted a $1.5 million gift to support the center.

Margaret D. “Meg” Lowman will oversee the center, which will bring research to the forefront and highlight current scientific issues that affect people’s daily lives when it opens late next year. Lowman helped pioneer the science of canopy ecology, designing hot-air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration while studying the links between insects and ecosystem health.

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