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Join Buffalo Street Books for a conversation with Dr. Meg Lowman, author ofThe Arbornaut. In partnership with Cornell Botanic Gardens and Elmira College, and hosted by Betsy Hilfiger, this event will take place on Crowdcast and will be available via replay for those unable to make the live event.
About our speakers:
Dr. Margaret Lowman, Ph.D., known affectionately throughout the world as “Canopy Meg,” is a global pioneer in forest canopy ecology. She is one of the world’s foremost “arbornauts” — someone who explores and studies the vast forest canopies that make up what Meg has termed the Earth’s “eighth continent.” A tireless educator, strong advocate for girls, women, and minorities in science, Meg has published numerous books, is a sustainability advisor, contributes to boards, and speaks widely and frequently to diverse groups, schools, and international symposiums and conferences.
Betsy Hilfiger is one of nine children, born and raised in Elmira, New York. Part of her career life was spent in the medical field using her degree as a Registered Nurse. The other part was spent working in the fashion industry with her brother Tommy Hilfiger, and recently as Director of Community Affairs for the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. Betsy now works as the family liaison as they start their newest adventure: opening a Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School at Elmira College