Canopymeg attended the 100th anniversary banquet for the Explorers Club in New York City during spring 2004. Pictured here are the exotic ordeurves that included hissing cockroaches and tempura tarantula. Sir Edmund Hillary presented the keynote address, and all of the explorers shared stories of the lastRead more →
A group of twelve teachers, led by Professor Meg Lowman of New College department of Environmental Studies, visited the tropical rain forests of Panama during summer 2004. The teachers learned about tropical ecosystems, visited Panamanian schools, and brought school supplies to several schools in remote locations.
Canopymeg worked on vines and pondered the question: “Are vines highways for herbivores?” in the rain forests of Panama. She also studied the links between the green food web (canopy) and the brown food web (forest floor) as part of the Jason education outreach broadcasts to overRead more →
They climbed trees and sucked bugs into tubes, then checked off items on a master list: lizards, snakes, wasps, mockingbirds and gopher tortoises.
But students from New College of Florida in Sarasota weren’t catching bugs to kill them.
Instead, about 50 students, friends and faculty members collected insects and
Video of blimp and canopy raft being used to access the rainforest canopy in French Guiana.Read more →
Lowman spent 8 years studying the dry forest canopies in the outback of Australia. Also called dry sclerophyll forests, these eucalypt canopies suffer a malady called eucalypt dieback where insect outbreaks intermittently attack and kill millions of trees.Read more →