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

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

Classrooms everywhere are invited to join this FREE webchat!

Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 9:10am PST (12:10pm EST) or 10:30am PST (1:30pm EST)
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free!
Target Audience:  4th-12th grade
Interactivity Options: The class will interact with us using a Chat Box

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 will have 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 will reveal 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 will have 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.

Technology required

Students get to see and hear the Academy expert, and teachers will enter comments and questions into a text-based chat window.

To participate you must have the following technology available:

  • Desktop, laptop computer, or tablet.
  • Strong internet connection; a wired connection is preferable.
  • An updated version of the free application Zoom installed on your computer or tablet.
  • If you have a large class we also recommend having a projector and speakers.

Groups are limited to no more than 75 students and no more than 2 classes for a single connection.

Can't join us on February 28th? Check out other Scientist's Scoops this spring.


Grades: 4th Grade - 12th Grade
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Price: Free
Time Slots: 9:10 am, 10:30 am