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Virtual Evening Lecture: The Arbornaut

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us

Advance registration is required.

Presenter: Meg Lowman, PhD, aka “CanopyMeg”

Ascend to new heights with Meg Lowman, PhD, aka “CanopyMeg,” as she takes us on a thrilling expedition to the “eighth continent,” where half of our terrestrial biodiversity lives in the tree canopy. This lecture is also a fun learning discovery for the whole family!

Viewers are welcome to send “CanopyMeg” any comments or questions during the presentation, and she will answer them following the lecture.

Meg Lowman “Canopy Meg”
Photo by: Carlton Ward Jr.



About the lecture:

“An eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers.” — Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper’s Wife

Journey with “CanopyMeg,” also nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, as she takes us on an adventure into the “eighth continent” of the world’s treetops. Come hear about Meg’s journey as a tree scientist, and her expertise with climate action and forest conservation. Meg connects to audiences across what she calls the “K through Gray” spectrum, meaning just about everyone.

“CanopyMeg,” a biologist, botanist, and conservationist, is also the world’s first global arbornaut (i.e., treetop explorer). More than 30 years ago, she first climbed tropical trees using ropes and a slingshot and planned one of the world’s first walkways. Meg’s mantra is, “No child left indoors!”

The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us
Thursday, November 18, 2021 • 7 p.m. (ET)

Image credit: Photo courtesy of the TREE Foundation.

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You can also purchase your copy of Meg’s book in our Museum Shop! Available for in-person purchases. The Shop is open daily 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required.
For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact us at: [email protected].

Can’t make the virtual program live?
No problem! Many of our programs are uploaded to our YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.








November 18, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222