OSPREY, FL (April 5, 2017) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and the TREE Foundation will co-host a reception and conversation with Dr. Meg Lowman, on Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30 pm that will underscore the importance of saving land and thus trees. During our lifetimes, more than 50% of tropical forests have been cleared. As a lifelong tree biologist, Dr. Lowman will recap 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, defy gravity and encounter stinging ants in their pursuits. The reception and program are at Conservation Foundation’s headquarters at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. RSVP at www.conservationfoundation.com/lowman or call (941) 918-2100.
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. Lowman is affectionately called the mother of canopy research as she is 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.
TREE Foundation pursues and promotes research, education, and exploration to advance the conservation of our plant’s botanical resources and ecosystems dependent upon them. Learn more at www.treefoundation.org
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.