Date(s) - 08/01/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arnot Art Museum
BREATHING GIANTS: Saving Trees from Elmira to Ethiopia
Join us Thursday evening 1 August at 7pm for a conversation with Dr. Meg Lowman.
Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, Margaret D. Lowman, Ph.D. pioneered the science of canopy ecology. For over 30 years, she has designed hot-air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration to solve mysteries in the world’s forest, especially insect pests and ecosystem health. Meg is affectionately called the mother of canopy research as one of the first scientists to explore this eighth continent. She relentlessly works to map the canopy for biodiversity and to champion forest conservation around the world, gaining her start in the rainforests of Australia. 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.
With roots buried deep in the earth, trunk above ground, and branches stretching toward the sky, the tree is a symbolic, living link between this world and the unknown. The gallery exhibition BREATHING GIANTS explores the ways we conceive of trees — value them, change them, restore them, memorialize them — and what they do for and to us.
free and open to the public with limited seating
for reservations, call 607.734.3697
Program sponsored by Alan and Maria Winston