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Beza Books Given Out to Kids in Ethiopia

Dr. Meg Lowman giving out Beza books to local Ethiopian children.

For every English version of Beza sold one copy was distributed FREE in Amharic to an Ethiopian child!
Thank you to those of you who purchased this book which is helping us conserve Ethiopia’s forests, as well as educate the next generation about the importance of their natural

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Ghost sharks, Dracula ants, and other new species of 2015

Dr. Lowman is quoted in this article from cbsnews.com regarding the dozens of new species that have been discovered in 2015.
The far reaches of the globe still hold many secrets, but this year scientists discovered a few more of them: dozens of new species of animals, plants

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Fifth grade Future Scientists of America Skype with CanopyMeg

The fifth grade students at North Rose-Wolcott Middle School and their teacher, Hannah Formella, asked great questions to CanopyMeg during an enriching skype session.

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Interview with CanopyMeg on DNews about Tardigrades

From DNews, Dr. “CanopyMeg” Lowman talks about the amazing creatures known as Tardigrades. These “water bears” can survive in extreme weather, breed in space, and it was recently discovered that they contain foreign DNA.

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In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs 2016

In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs
June 1 – August 9, 2016
with W.R. Millerand, PI and M. D. Lowman, Co-PI
Want A Different Research Experience?
Want new skills, new challenges, a bit of adventure, and an opportunity to publish your research?
NSF: REU: Research Opportunity
This is a three-dimensional research

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Biodiversity goes to extremes

Biodiversity goes to extremes — my son, James Burgess, CEO of Open Biome, is trying to track 2 billion things in our intestines, while I am still struggling with a few million insects in the canopy. What a testament to the times!
From the New York Times:
Fecal Transplants Made

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Amazing video tour of the Myakka Canopy Walkway

This Canopy Walkway is located just outside of Sarasota, FL in Myakka River State Park. The walkway is suspended 25 feet above the ground and extends 85 feet through the hammock canopy. A tower soars 74 feet in the air to present a spectacular view of treetops,

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An interview with the ‘real-life Lorax’ on the Freshwater Talk Podcast

Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, Dr. Meg Lowman joins this episode of the Freshwater Talk podcast to talk about her experience as an arbornaut, scientist, and trailblazer.

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The Joy of Unplugging: Turning Off Technology in the Amazon Jungle

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”–Helen Keller
Twenty-eight citizen scientists from the California Academy of Sciences traveled to the Amazon jungle for eight days this summer. Their mission: to document their observations of the

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Eye On The Environment: Drones for Conservation event at California Academy of Sciences on Sept. 17

New Technologies in Forest Conservation! The California Academy of Sciences will host Eye on the Environment: Drones for Conservation in San Francisco on September 17, 2015! Enjoy!

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