Outreach

A major focus of the Evergreen Canopy Lab involves outreach to non-scientists. We are exploring avenues of "translating" scientifically-sound information about the forest canopy and instilling a sense of awareness of forest canopy biology in the general public. Some of this work is supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship to Nalini Nadkarni (2001-2002). Click on a link under the outreach pop-up menu on the sidebar to read more about some of these projects, or scroll down to see some student-originated projects. For more information on any of our projects, feel free to contact us at the address below.

Daily Astorian Article on The Canopy Lab's Outreach Activities (March 2006)

Canopy Rap Song, a freestyle rap by Duke Brady; click below to listen:

Rap, written by Nalini Nadkarni:

KINDLE YOUR OWN FIRE

Women! You've got to climb to the sky
Women! You've got to try to try to try
Whatever you desire
Kindle your own fire
Women You've got to climb to the sky!

Women! The world is wide and free
Womken! Be what you want you to be
Whatever you desire
Kindle your own fire
Women! Get out and see what's there to see!

Women! For me, I love the big green trees
Women! For others, it's the deep blue sea.
Whatever you desire
Kindle your own fire
Women! You've got to find what will please!

Women! It doesn't matter where you start.
Women! It can be science, sports, or art
Whatever you desire
Kindle your own fire
Women! Just give it all your heart!

Women! You've got to climb to the sky
Women! You've got to try to try to try
Whatever you desire
Kindle your own fire
Women You've got to climb to the sky!


---Rap song by Nalini Nadkarni for climbing workshop for inner city teenage girls at the Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center, Bainbridge Island, September 15, 2001

Canopy Graffitti: