Research + Education
to learn about the forest and canopy ecosystems in which we spend time and to continue our commitment to curiosity, while sharing what we learn with the wider community
why study the canopy?
The forest canopy is a world that has been largely unexplored. It has been called by some the “last biotic frontier”. What we do know about the canopy is that it is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of the forest ecosystem as a whole. The canopy acts as a sponge, holding water and nutrients crucial to the survival of not only the plants and animals that live up there, but also to the dwellers of the forest floor. The canopy is also home to an incredible amount of biodiversity, an astonishing 1/2 of all terrestrial species! It is essential that we understand more about this key piece of the forest so that we may better protect it.
values and methods
Education is at the center of all we do, and we strive to always encourage deeper curiosity in our courses and projects.
create space for reflection
time to reflect on our experiences is essential. it is where new ideas, perspectives, and ways of thinking emerge.
inspire a life long sense of wonder and curiosity towards the natural world, as well as the confidence to explore those curiosities
share the tools to access new worlds
learning new skills that open up the opportunity for new discovery and exploration
creative sharing and expression
art, writing, speaking, and other mediums are used to understand and share our experiences