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
Lydia Jo Ball writes:
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
From the Mailbag –
I’m a rising junior at Williams College, in Massachusetts, where I’m majoring in Math and Chemistry. I love studying plants and am fascinated by the symbiotic relationships between the flora and fauna that surround us. Through this summer experience,
Thanks to generous contributions from our global forest fans, TREE Foundation has leveraged our conservation programs in Ethiopia from 2 protected forests to nearly 25 forests where stone walls defining the perimeters are funded and under construction. The church leaders have expressed their appreciation, and also theirRead more →
Thanks go out to Grace for such a wonderful idea and to everyone that donated to the TREE Foundation for Ethiopia Church Forest conservation! Happy Birthday Grace!Read more →
The NATURE RESEARCH CENTER in Raleigh, North Carolina, has the capability to connect to all 1.5 million K-12 students in the state, as well as to students around the world. For its Opening, the NRC conducted 2 global town halls, courtesy of Time Warner Cable. During theseRead more →
Kelly, a student at Hidden Valley Elementary School writes in with some questions for her Amazon Rainforest report. Below are the questions and answers:
Dr. Margret D. Lowman, sometimes called CanopyMeg, is a Rainforest Canopy Expert and Director of Environmental Initiatives at New College in Florida. She has
Gordon, age 13, writes in with questions about rainforest cutting for an I-search report at school. Below are Gordon’s questions and Meg’s answers.
1. What kind of medicines were found in the rainforest?
Over half of our medicines had their origin in tropical plants, mostly from rain forests.
6th Grader Hakim writes:
I’ve been reading a book about you that is amazing and your experience in the forest. I have a question about it and it is why does climbing trees and studying plants and animals amaze you? I have this question because climbing trees and
Tefere Gebre, born in Debre Tabor, thanks Dr. Lowman for her blog posts about Ethiopia. It gives him much hope for Ethiopia’s future well-being.
Tefere Gebre writes:
I was born in Debre Tabor. I now live in San Diego, CA. I left DT when I was 14 years