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What happens when prisoners breed endangered butterfliesWhat happens when prisoners breed endangered butterflies

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

An endangered species of butterfly has found an unusual set of champions — the inmates of the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Washington. While the number of Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies has dwindled in Washington in recent years,  the Mission Creek inmates are working hard to help the species rebound, reports the Nature magazine […]


Life science in prison: Nalini Nadkarni on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Nalini Nadkarni challenges our perspective on trees and prisons — she says both can be more dynamic than we think. Through a partrnership with the state of Washington, she brings science classes and conservation programs to inmates, with unexpected results.(Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 5:07) Watch Nalini Nadkarni’s talk on […]


4 great talks for International Women's Day

Posted By Emily McManus

To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]


Nalini Nadkarni: 8 ways to bring the treetops to the world below

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

As many forms as outreach can take, it seems that today’s new TEDTalk luminary, Nalini Nadkarni, has done them all and then invented several of her own. This tireless champion of the canopy has embarked on projects involving poets, dancers, rappers, prison inmates and even Barbie dolls to bring attention to the plight of our […]


Unveiling the beautiful, fragile world of rainforest treetop ecosystems: Nalini Nadkarni on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

A unique ecosystem of plants, birds and monkeys thrives in the treetops of the rainforest. Nalini Nadkarni explores these canopy worlds — and shares her findings with the world below, through dance, art and bold partnerships. (Recorded in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 16:30.) Watch Nalini Nadkarni’s talk from TED2009 on TED.com, where […]


Twitter Snapshot: Nalini Nadkarni hugs trees and Chris Anderson

Posted By Tedstaff

Nalini Nadkarni, researcher of and advocate for trees has caused quite a sensation at TED2009. Her passionate projects to save the canopy provoked energized responses from attendees, including a hug from Chris Anderson. Nalini Nadkarni at TED2009, Photo: TED/Asa Mathat Here’s what people were saying via Twitter: Tree Researcher Nalini Nadkarni says tree canopies foster […]