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CanopyMeg talks to schools about the rain forest canopies

“CanopyMeg,” Kilby Laureate, talks to schools throughout Texas about her exploration of rain forest canopies. Kids and classrooms connected virtually to California Academy of Sciences.

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Women’s History Month PSA on KTVU featuring Dr. Meg Lowman

In honor of Women’s History Month 2015, KTVU features California Academy of Sciences’ Dr. Meg Lowman in a PSA for her achievements in canopy and scientific research and as a role model for women in science.

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California Academy of Sciences celebrates their 3 women scientists for International Women’s Day!

California Academy of Sciences celebrates their 3 women scientists for International Women's Day!

Dr. Meg Lowman, Chief of Science and Sustainability at the Academy, started out researching leaves, but when insects thwarted her work, she became fascinated.

Biodiversity is all around us, even in our homes, says Academy researcher and entomologist Michelle Trautwein.

Academy microbiologist Shannon Bennett discusses the importance of studying

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Researchers, locals work together to save Ethiopia’s ‘church forests’

Article published at Mongabay.com by Heather D’Angelo on March 3, 2015 about Dr. Lowman’s work with forest conservation in Ethiopia.
Presenting a workshop on ecosystem services to a roomful of priests in Ethiopia may seem like an unlikely scenario for a conservation biologist to end up in, but

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“Climb UP – How to Raise a Girl Scientist” – TEDx Livermore Talk by Dr. Meg Lowman

In this TEDx talk Dr. Lowman shares her journey as one of the pioneers of studying trees ‘where they live’ – in the canopy. Sharing her wisdom and humor in her pursuit of time management (balancing children and data), and setting trail for women scientists and global impact, this trail-blazing arbornaut informs and inspires as we work to meet the challenges of disappearing forests worldwide.

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Monarch butterflies in peril

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. — John Muir
You don’t have to be a scientist to know and love the monarch butterfly. That iconic, fluttering orange-and-black creature represents a harbinger of summer, of happiness,

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5th Grade Students Buzzing with Excitement after Skype Session with CanopyMeg

Miss Mahon, 5th grade Language Arts teacher at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, writes the following:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 1,000000000 TIMES!!! The students are still BUZZING with excitement. In fact, I was just told by a student, ‘This was an experience of a LIFETIME!!!’
With your kindness and

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Scientists, conservationists call for more inclusive efforts to save forests

From Mongabay.com:
A group convened by one of the world’s leading scientific institutions has issued a call for greater protection of primary forests and more inclusive approaches to conservation.
Last month the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco brought together 167 scientists, educators, civil society leaders, artists,

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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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Engage women in science

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

It has probably become more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in armed conflict. — Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, former U.N. force commander, 2008
On Nov. 6, 238 scientists (predominantly women) signed a proclamation titled “A call for inclusive conservation” in the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal Nature

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