CANOPY BLOG

New post (at least!) every first and third Monday.

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Learning Outdoors: A Ticket to Healthier and Happier Children

August 14, 2020

Another Look at Indoor Learning

The age-old lament that – kids these days don’t spend as much time outside as they used to – has suddenly become more real than ever. With public health safety mandates to shelter at home, and […]

The Urban Heat Island Effect

July 17, 2020

What is the urban heat effect?

On the first day of summer, the average temperature in Portola Valley is 70 degrees, while just down the road in Palo Alto the average temperature is 76 degrees. Why are the temperatures in built-up […]

Unleashing the Power of Nature in the Era of COVID-19

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 is re-making our world in myriad and fundamental ways.  Thanks to the rigorous “shelter-in-place” mandates from our prescient health officers, we are learning (knock on wood) to flatten the curve.  But what a hit it is on jobs, incomes […]

Eucalyptus grandis (Flooded Gum)

Tree Spotlight: Flooded Gum

April 20, 2020

Tree Spotlight Series: Follow along as we learn about the fascinating trees that live among us. This series is in partnership with Rhee Lab in the Plant Biology Department of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Other posts in the series: ginkgo biloba, Douglas fir, giant […]

European Hackberry (Celtis australis)

Tree Spotlight: European Hackberry

March 16, 2020

Tree Spotlight Series: Follow along as we learn about the fascinating trees that live among us. This series is in partnership with Rhee Lab in the Plant Biology Department of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Other posts in the series: ginkgo biloba, Douglas fir, giant […]

Arbutus unedo

Tree Spotlight: Strawberry Tree

February 24, 2020

Tree Spotlight Series: Follow along as we learn about the fascinating trees that live among us. This series is in partnership with Rhee Lab in the Plant Biology Department of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Other posts in the series: ginkgo biloba, Douglas fir, giant […]

Italian cypress photo by Mad Kramers via Flickr

Tree Spotlight: Italian Cypress

January 20, 2020

Tree Spotlight Series: Follow along as we learn about the fascinating trees that live among us. This series is in partnership with Rhee Lab in the Plant Biology Department of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Other posts in the series: ginkgo biloba, Douglas fir, giant […]

Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)

Tree Spotlight: Toyon

December 16, 2019

Tree Spotlight Series: Follow along as we learn about the fascinating trees that live among us. This series is in partnership with Rhee Lab in the Plant Biology Department of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Other posts in the series: ginkgo biloba, Douglas fir, giant […]

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