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Monthly archive for March 2012

The Clock is Ticking: Countdown to the Opening of the Nature Research Center Begins


“Raleigh’s New World” highlights 24 Days of Deals and a Trip to the Amazon in celebration of the opening of The Nature Research Center, an innovative 80,000-square-foot wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This new museum will bring research scientists and their work

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“Science Comedian” Brian Malow joins NC Museum of Natural Sciences

From PLoS Blogs:
RALEIGH, NC – Although it’s personal day job news, I’m certain this announcement will be of interest to all of our PLoS readers and others in the science communications community.
Brian Malow, Earth’s Premier Science Comedian, has been named Curator of the SECU Daily Planet at the new Nature Research

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Social science

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center will bring science, and NC State expertise, to the public in some exciting new ways.
Read the full article

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Wildlife from a new perspective

From Winston Salem-Journal:
Meg Lowman has found that one way to stir interest in the new wing at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences is to hang out up in the trees.
Lowman was doing just that Wednesday on the campus of Salem College, dangling in a harness affixed

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Students learn hands-on lessons about trees on Palace grounds

From Sun Journal:
Meg Lowman, director of the Nature Resource Center — the new wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, is traveling across the state this week, meeting with different school groups to raise awareness about the 24-hour opening of the new wing April 20-21.

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24 Questions with NRC Director Dr. Meg Lowman

Visit Raleigh, the official blog of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, interviewed Dr. Lowman asking her 24 questions. Read it here.

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Lesson on tree tops takes students to new heights… literally

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some kids spent the day learning outside. Their classroom? A large oak tree.
“It was really fun,” student Hope Honaker said. “We just got to learn how to gather bugs and stuff.”
A handful of students from the Friends School of Wilmington got to

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CanopyMeg on Community – The TV Show – Feb, 3, 2012

Dr. “CanopyMeg” Lowman was a guest on “Community — The TV Show” hosted by Annette Scherman on February 3, 2012. Appearing with Dr. Lowman was New College student Michael Long.

Meg Lowman talks about her recent travels and adventures including travel to Africa to help save the Church

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Environmental youth leaders come to Raleigh

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in
What do a young Philippine clothing designer, an American social networker, an Indian medic, an Ethiopian teacher and a Nigerian farmer have in common?
They are all winners of the first-ever Rolex Young Laureates Awards for Enterprise ( Though best known

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Re-Greening the Horn

Worku Mulat, who has been working with Dr. Lowman and the TREE Foundation to help save the Ethiopia’s Church Forests, writes:
Ethiopian government is advised to actively promote protection of church forests. See below:
Re-Greening the Horn
The international community and national governments are advised to invest in re-greening the

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