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Dr. Margaret Lowman wins 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award [VIDEO]

Below is the video that was shown when Dr. Lowman was awarded the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award during the 14th Annual Sarasota County Conservation Awards:

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NATURE’S SECRETS – Designs from nature provide elegant solutions to critical problems

A new term has emerged in the world of business and ecology, called biomimicry. Defined from the Greek bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning imitation, biomimicry is not new — for over 3.8 billion years of evolutionary time, the natural world has been tinkering with what works

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NATURE’S SECRETS – Students take part in cloning for conservation of champion trees

Their equipment list was unusual — carabiners, 200 feet of rope, strips of towels, water, clippers, tree harness, ice chest, plastic bags, notebooks, growth hormones, tin foil and cameras. This month, the New College Tree Climbing Club participated in an important scientific mission, and also a once-in-a-lifetime

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Sandhill cranes announce spring’s arrival in Southwest Florida

In south Sarasota County where I live, the residents mark their seasonal clocks with the arrival of baby sand- hill cranes. These awkward, almost prehistoric-looking creatures are an endearing feature of the natural landscape in wet marshlands of Southwest Florida. My children have an annual competition to

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SCOPE – Canopy Walk [VIDEO]

Produced by The Education Channel “etc’ program.

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From the treetops to deep in the soil, nature’s secrets surround us

Dr. Margaret Lowman talks about her personal philosophy of nature in this first addition to the new semimonthly column, Nature’s Secrets, in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
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Excerpts from CanopyMeg’s Treetop Adventures [VIDEO]

This video contains excerpts from many of CanopyMeg’s treetop adventures:

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Meg Lowman Attends Disney Leadership Conference

Dr. Meg Lowman, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at New College of Florida, was one of 38 education leaders from around the world who joined forces earlier this month to explore ways to lead, engage, and inspire others to protect biodiversity, the variety and complexity of

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Center for Canopy Ecology relocates to New College of Florida

Center for Canopy Ecology is happy to announce re-location to the campus of New College of Florida. Watch for details — office will be housed in the Keating Center for the New College Foundation.

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Dr. Meg Lowman and Student Bryson Voirin Attend Int’l Canopy Conference

Dr. Meg Lowman, Professor of Environmental Studies at New College of Florida, and research assistant Bryson Voirin, third-year student at New College, are among the invitees to an international forest canopy conference this week in Cornwall, UK. The Eden Project, as it is known, is an indoor

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