Tree Climbing and Canopy Biology Presentation at Searsport's Carver Memorial Library

Community Happenings
Carver Memorial Library
12 Union Street, Searsport, ME
Mar 20, 2014
6:30 PM
Photo by: Meg Lowman

Searsport native Rebecca Tripp will speak about her Canopy Biology Research Internship experience on Thursday, March 20 at 6:30pm.

Rebecca Tripp will speak about her Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) internship at Baker University in Kansas. Paralyzed from the waist down after incurring a spinal cord injury six years ago, Rebecca thought that she would be unable to pursue her passion for field biology. In 2013, guided by Tree Climbers International, and Tree Climbing Kansas City, Rebecca learned to climb trees, ascending into the canopy using ropes and a harness. With her fellow researchers, she collected forest samples and processed them in the lab. The group’s findings on microscopic species were presented at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Rebecca will share her experiences, and the strong message that, “A disability doesn’t have to be a limitation to pursuing a career in science.”

For more information, contact Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union Street, Searsport, ME 04952. Telephone (207) 548-2303