Are Outdoor Classrooms the Future?

July 10, 2020

Reimagining the Classroom

How can students safely return to classrooms this fall? This question is on the mind of school districts and educators across the nation, and the answer is still unclear. Current health regulations limit the number of students allowed […]

Nature Play Space for Preschool: TUF Project Update

May 22, 2020

Teen Urban Foresters are designing landscape for All Five Preschool in eastern Menlo Park.

Each year, Canopy’s Teen Urban Foresters (TUFs) take on a project aimed at engaging local partners and creating green spaces in their community. Last fall, their revitalization […]

Appreciating Nature’s Reciprocity

March 25, 2020

“Between a human and a tree is the breath.
We are each other’s air.”
– Margaret Bates

When we step outside and take a breath, we are accepting the gift of oxygen from the trees and plants around us. As we exhale, we […]

Breathe with the Trees

March 23, 2020

Your environment can have a direct effect on your stress levels. Your body expresses stress physically in many different ways. Some signs of stress in the body are increased blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension. 

Did you know that being […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel and Lauren Dove

February 12, 2020

Rachel and Lauren Dove

Meet Canopy volunteers, Rachel and Lauren! Rachel and Lauren are two of Canopy’s most dedicated high school volunteers. Rachel began volunteering with Canopy in 2018 and has since gotten many of her family and friends involved as […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Megan Wheeler

September 9, 2019

Megan Wheeler is a PhD candidate at Arizona State University and over the summer she worked with San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and Canopy to analyze data on Palo Alto’s tree removal permits. The information gleaned from Megan’s report will […]

Christine Baker

Volunteer Spotlight: Christine Baker

June 24, 2019

Christine Baker

Meet Canopy volunteer, Christine Baker! Christine is a Palo Alto resident who has become very involved with Canopy since attending Community Forestry School in Fall 2018. She is one of Canopy’s amazing “Oak Spotters”, acting as a Survey Leader for […]

Meet Maya Briones, Canopy’s Community Forestry Coordinator

June 11, 2019

We’re so happy to welcome Maya Briones to the Canopy team!

Maya is Canopy’s new Community Forestry Coordinator. She brings to the team a background in environmental research, planning, and habitat restoration. We asked Maya to share a bit about herself:

Can […]