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Dr. Lowman to be Key Speaker at Wildlife Conservation Awareness Day in Persada, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

On April 2nd, 2013, Dr. Margaret Lowman will be speaking at the International Convenstion Center in Johor Bahru, Malaysia for Wildlife Conservation Awareness Day – “Save Wildlife, Save Lives”.
Program (PDF)

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New textbook “Methods in Forest Canopy Research”

Everyone is buying it!!
The new textbook in the Christmas stocking of Dean Jeff Braden, NSCU, and his wife Jill!

Find out more and order your copy of “Methods in Forest Canopy Research”!

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In the Canopy with Wheelchairs and Tardigrades

National Science Foundation Research Opportunity
3D Invertebrate Herbivory and Biodiversity in Deciduous North American Forest Canopies: Inspiring Students with Physical Disabilities to Pursue Field Biology
June 1 – August 11, 2013 | Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan.
More info | Apply Now

Want A Different Research Experience?
Want new skills, new challenges,

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E.O. Wilson’s Global Town Hall at the Nature Research Center on December 13

E.O. Wilson’s Global Town Hall
A discussion with one of the greatest scientists of our time

WHO: Edward O. Wilson: world-renowned Harvard biologist, mentor of generations of scientists, champion of environmental conservation, and
YOU: students, educators, scientists, conservationists, photographers, storytellers, and engaged inhabitants of planet earth.
WHAT: Join E.O. Wilson as

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CanopyMeg Comments for a Questionaire from EO Wilson Foundation

“Biodiversity is the COOL stuff that inspires a sense of wonder in anyone who looks closely. Saving biodiversity requires creativity, observation, and a lot of perspiration!” [Meg Lowman - Tropical Treetop Explorer, Director Nature Research Center]
As a child I built tree forts and fell in love

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New book: Methods in Forest Canopy Research

Methods in Forest Canopy Research by Margaret D. Lowman, Timothy D. Schowalter, and Jerry F. Franklin is now available for purchase!
Order Online at and for a 20% discount use source code 12M0402
(Discount only available on books shipped to North America, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.)

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BugFest Critter Cook-off TOMORROW!

From NRC:
Reigning BugFest Critter Cook-off Champ, Chef Michael Lee of Sono, returns to defend his title against Jibarra’s Chef Oscar Diaz
RALEIGH — Japanese and Mexican bug-inspired cuisines take center stage at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ annual BugFest Critter Cook-off on Friday, September 14, at 11

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CanopyMeg will give a presentation at the first Teen Science Cafe at NRC on Friday, Sept. 7th

The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ new wing, the Nature Research Center, is perfect for older kids. And it will begin offering a new program for them this Friday with its first Teen Science Cafe.
The free event begins at 6 p.m., Friday, in the Daily Planet

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Nature Research Center grand opening

Below is a list of links to some of the news articles covering the Nature Research Center grand opening:

New research center opens to public (
Opening of Nature Research Center draws 70,000 visitors (
The long-awaited Nature Research Center is finally open (
Museum hosts 24-hour celebration of science (

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Live video feed from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the 24 Hour Opening of the Nature Research Center

One Planet/Many Worlds – Global Town Hall series presented by Time Warner Cable. Live from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the 24 Hour Opening of the Nature Research Center in Raleigh, NC. Featuring scientists, researchers and special guests from around the globe.

Watch live streaming video

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