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CanopyMeg talks about trees in honor of Earth Week

Audio of Dr. Lowman’s talk “The Money Tree – Are Forests Really Worth Saving?” sponsored by the The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and TREE Foundation:

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Jason Project — Memory Lane!

During the 1990s, the Jason Project reached millions of middle-school kids with virtual expeditions around the world. This innovative program utilized satellite technology and miles of cables to connect me from the rain forest canopy to the “production studio” in the jungle. Despite the enormous technical details

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How Building a Wall Can Save a Forest

Dr. Meg Lowman continues to work on protecting the ancient forests in Ethiopia. Next month, Dr. Lowman plans to help a women’s monastery build a wall around their forest.
From insidescience.org:
In Ethiopia, churches may hold the key to protecting threatened species.
In the highlands of Ethiopia, California Academy of

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5th graders learn about forests during Skype session with CanopyMeg and begin own projects to help the environment

Amelia Walsh, fifth-grade teacher at School Lane Charter School, writes the following about her students’ projects that focused on ways to improve the environment. Amelia and her students were inspired during a Skype session with CanopyMeg while learning the value of forests.
Over the past trimester, the 5th graders

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Meg Lowman at Sarasota March for Science

Dr. Meg Lowman was the first speaker at the Sarasota March for Science. Here is some video and photos from the event:

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Spotlight on SciComm: Meg Lowman

Alexa McKay, editor at Nature Communications, conducted brief Q&A interviews with scientists who have actively engaged in outreach and science communication. Alexa helped to coordinate a set of blog posts in honor of Earth Day and these posts can be found at the Nature Ecology and Evolution

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5th grade students thankful for Skype session with CanopyMeg

Fifth grade students at Blue Point Elementary School in Blue Point, New York had the opportunity to Skype with CanopyMeg and ask great questions.
Their teacher, Stacey Loeffler, stated the following: “Thank you so very much, Dr. Lowman! Our students are so thankful that they had the opportunity

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New Conservation Project in Malaysia

Dr. CanopyMeg Lowman is heading up a biodiversity survey in Penang, Malaysia with approximately 45 local and international scientists. Their mission is to tally the species living on Penang Hill, beloved by the citizens of Georgetown and within a 15 minute drive of approximately 2 million people.

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Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love

Dr. Meg Lowman is one of twenty conservation experts featured in a new book by Lori Robinson and Janie Chodosh. Just in time for Earth Day, Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love is now available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide.

Today

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Meet the creature that can survive in outer space

From The World Weekly:
New research has now emerged showing that water bears have a novel way of preserving themselves through droughts, using a unique protein known as tardigrade-specific intrinsically disordered proteins (TDPs). When wet, TDPs are a jelly-like substance, but in drought conditions water bears curl up

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