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Celebrate Clean Water Act

Nature's Secrets by CanopyMeg

What is the vitality and necessity of clean water? Ask the man who is ill, who is lifting his lips to the cup. Ask the Forest. — Mary Oliver, poet
Turning the age of 40 often inspires human reflection, change, or reinvention. Although not a person, the Clean

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Zarith Sofiah Wildlife Defenders Challenge 2013 for Students in Malaysia

Twelve students and four teachers will be selected from a national competition by Her Royal Highness of Johor, Malaysia, and the winners of this environmental essay/action challenge will be a free trip to visit CanopyMeg and the Nature Research Center in Raleigh North Carolina. Stay tuned, as

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Students learning the ropes for Baker summer research project

You do not need the use of your legs to be a field biologist. Join CanopyMeg’s summer research undergraduates who will be studying the ecology of temperate forest canopies. From wheelchairs to ropes, up and away to study insect defoliation to leaves, micro-arthropods, and especially the secretive

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CanopyMeg at Wildlife Conservation Awareness Day in Malaysia

CanopyMeg Lowman presented the keynote speech to launch the special Conservation Day in Malaysia, hosted by Her Royal Highness Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor, Malaysia, on 2 April 2013.
Below are some images of the audience, the panel of prominent Malaysian government scientists and officials, and Dr. Meg

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There’s quite a micro-world in your house

Meg Lowman atop the Myakka Canopy Walkway

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in
Who lives in your home?
Most people count their family members, plus an optional dog or cat. But entomologists – scientists who study insects – are now turning their attention to the six- and eight-legged critters that share your household. Despite

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Nature’s call becomes wake-up call at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Lowman has long worked to make science accessible. She built the nation’s only handicapped-accessible tree canopy walkway in Florida in 2000 to celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. And she recently won federal funding for a summer program that will allow her to

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Update on Mosha church forest wall and expansion

Below is an update from Alemayehu on the Mosha church forest in Ethiopia:
Mosha is a 7 ha forest which was surrounded by degraded grazing land. For the last years the degradation level of the surrounding land has become more serious and the grazing effect has been intense

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Dr. Lowman chairing the Mobile Data Collaboration conference at NRC

See PDF below for details:

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Update on Woji church forest, Ethiopia

Woji church forest in Ethiopia has a wall!! This was the fourth and latest construction site for conservation of northern Ethiopia’s last remaining forests, in a project funded by TREE Foundation. The photos below show the local villagers as well as clergy from the Coptic church all

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Leaving a Legacy – Dr. Margaret D. Lowman

From the SSM Spectator:
Every year, SSM’s Honors Program invites a guest speaker to deliver a presentation to the school community.  This year, it was our pleasure to have Dr. Margaret D. Lowman come to our school and give an inspirational and enlightening speech. She is an author,

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