Canopy Science And TreeTop Barbie Pioneering ecologist Nalini Nadkarni takes us up into the canopy — the area above the forest floor — where she helped research and document this unexplored ecosystem. Plus: the story of her decades-long effort to get more women into science, and how she found a surprising ally in the fight — Barbie. Video and more from Maddie's trip to the canopy is here. Follow Maddie on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.
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Exploring The Rainforest With 'TreeTop Barbie'

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Exploring The Rainforest With 'TreeTop Barbie'

Exploring The Rainforest With 'TreeTop Barbie'

Exploring The Rainforest With 'TreeTop Barbie'

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Nalini Nadkarni in the canopy of Olympic National Forest.

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Pioneering ecologist Nalini Nadkarni takes us up into the canopy — the area above the forest floor — where she helped research and document this unexplored ecosystem. Plus: the story of her decades-long effort to get more women into science, and how she found a surprising ally in the fight — Barbie. Video and more from Maddie's trip to the canopy is here. Follow Maddie on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and Maddie Sofia and edited by Viet Le.