Inspire – Save the Date – June 11, 2019 and
Announcing our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Meg Lowman!
We are honored to have Dr. Meg Lowman, Director of Global Initiatives, Lindsay Chair of Botany and Senior Scientist in Plant Conservation at the California Academy of Sciences, as our keynote speaker at Inspire, FFW’s Annual Fundraising Dinner on June 11, 2019 at the Corning Museum of Glass. Her talk will be “From Elmira to Ethiopia – Conserving Global Forests for our Children.”
Nicknamed the “real-life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by the Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman 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 forests, 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.
It’s particularly special for the Fund for Women as we have granted funds each year to the Meg Lowman Treetops Camp at Tanglewood, a science-based exploration experience for at-risk eighth grade girls, since our first year of granting in 2010.
So mark your calendars, invite your friends, and contact Chris Sharkey
if you or your business is interested in sponsoring the event or hosting a table.