Meg Lowman, PhD, a.k.a Canopy Meg

On February 28, 2018, Academy Scientist Dr. Meg Lowman gave us the scoop on how she got her many nicknames, including “Canopy Meg.”

What to expect during this Special Live Event
Meg Lowman in the rainforest treetops

Dr. Meg Lowman has many nicknames; she's been called the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by the Wall Street Journal, but she is best known as Canopy Meg.

In this 45-min program, 4th – 12th grade students had the opportunity to chat with Canopy Meg to discover what it is like to explore the little-known ecosystems that thrive high above the forest floor. During the program she revealed her innovating designs for hot-air balloons and treetop walkways, which are now being used by scientists and students around the world.

This program is interactive in nature! Students had the opportunity to ask Canopy Meg about their curiosities regarding her research in rainforest canopies, the tools she uses, and how she got her nickname.

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Grades: 4th Grade - 12th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free