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Rebecca’s Amazon Adventure

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As our plane began its descent toward Iquitos, Peru, I knew I was in for the adventure of a lifetime. I had been anxiously awaiting this trip – my very first international flight – for the past several months, but nothing could prepare me for what I […]

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Skype Session with Rainforest Scientist, Meg Lowman

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Blue Point 5th graders recently hosted a Skype Session right in their classroom! On Thursday, April 2nd, the 5th graders at Blue Point were eager to share their love of the rainforest by hosting a video conversation. They were so fascinated with just seeing themselves on the computer […]

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5th Grade Students Buzzing with Excitement after Skype Session with CanopyMeg

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Miss Mahon, 5th grade Language Arts teacher at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, writes the following:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 1,000000000 TIMES!!! The students are still BUZZING with excitement. In fact, I was just told by a student, ‘This was an experience of a LIFETIME!!!’
With your kindness and […]

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Student researcher discovers new tardigrade species

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Alex Young, a student at Lewis and Clark College, recalls his discovery of a new tardigrade species during his undergraduate research internship:
Suspended from a single branch, 60 feet up in a Red Oak, looking over the Wakarusa River, I knew I had chosen the right undergraduate research […]

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Science student Alex Young and his favorite textbook: Methods in Forest Canopy Research

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Science student Alex Young wrote in to say how he enjoyed Water bear weekend at the California Academy of Sciences and shared this photo of him with his favorite textbook: Methods in Forest Canopy Research. Thanks Alex!

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Fifth graders skype with Dr. Meg Lowman

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Ann Mahon, 5th grade Language Arts teacher at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, writes the following:
Upstate New York 5th graders at Fonda-Fultonville Central School in Mrs. Mahon’s and Mrs. Berberich’s Language Arts Classes recently SKYPED with Dr. Meg Lowman!
After reading Kathryn Lasky’s book The Most Beautiful Roof in the […]

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Students in middle school learn about canopy ecology

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Students at Casey Middle School in New York State just read The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy for their science class, and they learned all about canopy ecology!

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Fifth graders inspired by Dr. Lowman’s adventures and rainforest research

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Ann Mahon, 5th grade Language Arts teacher at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, writes the following:
Fifth graders in Mrs. Mahon’s and Mrs. Berberich’s Language Arts classes at Fonda-Fultonville Central School in upstate New York have been on a journey to the canopy of the rainforest. Thanks to the amazing […]

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Environmental Scientist, Lydia Ball, Seeks Opportunities and Experience

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Lydia Jo Ball writes:
I recently graduated from Colby College, Maine, with my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science. I am passionate about research questions concerning behavior, speciation, and natural history. During my undergraduate years, I studied amphibian and insect diversity, amphibian epibiotic bacteria, amphibian resistance […]

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REU Canopy Explorer Testimonial – Rebecca Tripp

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Rebecca Tripp’s testimonial, with photos, about choosing and participating in the REU Canopy summer research program:
Growing up on the rugged coast of Maine, with mountains, fields, forests and wildlife around every turn, I developed a deep love of nature at a very young age, and a strong […]

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