Tree canopy ecologist and National Geographic Explorer Nalini Nadkarni coming to Miller Center

Audiences will experience first-hand tales live from National Geographic Explorers.

National Geographic Live, the National Geographic Society’s renowned touring speaker series that brings to life the awe-inspiring stories of National Geographic Explorers and industry trailblazers, proudly announces a captivating event for the 2024-25 season in partnership with the Miller Center for the Arts.

Nat Geo Live events immerse audiences in the world of discovery, with breathtaking imagery, compelling footage, and riveting first-person narratives from distinguished scientists, authors, filmmakers, conservationists, and adventurers.

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Throughout human history, trees have provided our most important sources of sustenance, protection, and wonder. Nalini Nadkarni, a tree canopy ecologist, has spent four decades dangling among the branches to study the ways that forests inform our daily lives. Climb into the clouds to experience the magnificent wildlife and incredible science happening in the vast, hidden worlds suspended above our heads.

Nalini Nadkarni is a National Geographic Explorer At Large, the highest distinction within the organization. She pioneered canopy access techniques to study the plants, animals, and microbes that live in the treetops. She interweaves her research on rainforest canopies with innovative public engagement.

A contributor to 150 scientific papers and books, she has cast new insights on the importance of canopy plants in ecosystem processes and the effects of human activities on forest diversity and function. Her work is featured in academic journals and in public media such as NPR, Science Friday; and RadioLab. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the AAAS Award for Public Engagement, the National Science Foundation Award for Public Service, The Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice and the Archie Carr Medal for Conservation. She is currently a professor at the University of Utah.

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Climb into the clouds with tree canopy ecologist and National Geographic Explorer Nalini Nadkarni on Monday, November 04, 2024 at 7pm to explore the magnificent wildlife and incredible science happening in the vast, hidden worlds suspended above our heads.

The Miller Center for the Arts is located at 4 N 2nd St, Reading, PA 19601. Tickets to the event will cost $25. For tickets and information, visit millercenter.racc.edu/national-geographic-live or call 610.607.6270.

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