Conservation Foundation and the TREE Foundation invite you to a reception and conversation with Dr. Meg Lowman. During our lifetimes, more than 50% of tropical forests have been cleared. Do we need trees? And, what life-saving services do they provide to human beings? As a lifelong tree biologist, Dr. Lowman will summarize the value of trees and explain how these beautiful architectural wonders keep us all alive. She will also share a few adventures about how scientists study trees, defying gravity and stinging ants in their pursuits.
Dr. Lowman is the Director of Global Initiatives/Lindsay Chair of Botany in the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology. Meg is affectionately called the mother of canopy research as one of the first scientists to explore this eighth continent. Her international network and passion for science have led her into leadership roles where she seeks best practices to solve environmental challenges and serves as a role model to women and minorities in science. Lowman launched many aspects of treetop discovery as Director of Selby Gardens and Professor at New College of Florida. During that time, she designed and oversaw construction of the Myakka State Park canopy walkway, the first public skyway in the country. Read more about Meg.
RSVP below or call (941) 918-2100. Please provide the number of guests and their names.