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‘Lorax’ has important message

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
The recent film “The Lorax” provides a whimsical way to learn an important message about the science of sustainability.
Simply stated, humans need forests to live, and the entire planet needs forests for global health. Forests provide humans with a multitude

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Nature Research Center Gala Preparations

Roland gives us a tour of the Nature Research Center (NRC) as preparations are underway for the Grand Opening Gala.

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Interview with Dr. Meg Lowman by Hidden Valley Elementary School Student

Kelly, a student at Hidden Valley Elementary School writes in with some questions for her Amazon Rainforest report.  Below are the questions and answers:
Dr. Margret D. Lowman, sometimes called CanopyMeg, is a Rainforest Canopy Expert and Director of Environmental Initiatives at New College in Florida. She has

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Lighting the Ribbon to officially open the NRC

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New Nature Research Center Opens at Museum

From Southern Pines Pilot:
Nature never sleeps, so the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in Raleigh, will open its new wing, the Nature Research Center (NRC), with a 24-hour grand opening beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20.
This celebration is expected to attract 50,000 visitors and

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“TREES ‘R US” Citizen Science Activity

Help CanopyMeg document North Carolina trees by participating in this survey.

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Any questions about this survey? Contact Meg at meg.lowman@ncdenr.gov

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TREES R US

Video highlighting Dr. “Canopymeg” Lowman’s visit to canopies around the world — with an inside scoop on methods, tree canopies, and important issues surrounding research and conservation. Life at the Top is a global challenge!

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New Nature Research Center opens with a 24-hour celebration rich in science and entertainment

(Raleigh)—Nature never sleeps, so the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will open its new wing, the Nature Research Center (NRC), with a 24-hour grand opening beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20. This celebration is expected to attract 50,000 visitors and capture global imagination, national

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We are what we eat, so try these healthy tips

Dr. Lowman’s latest Nature’s Secrets column in newsobserver.com:
Thanks to first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy-eating campaign, and to a number of recent medical reports, Americans are looking more closely at their diets. Most countries have evolved a cuisine over many centuries based on their environment and culture. The

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Clothing the Daily Planet with Continents

Clothing the Daily Planet with Continents at the Nature Research Center. Great photos by friend, Pam Hopkins:

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