Nalini recently has appeared in a variety of media to broaden interest in canopy ecology for people of all ages, particularly so children and students might gain an interest in becoming canopy scientists themselves.
Nalini contributed to a spread in children’s magazine Ranger Rick, titled “Sky-High Pools,” which describes the science of life in the canopy. It introduces students to the diverse plants, insects, reptiles, and mammals that live high above the forest floor.
Nalini also joined Tumble Science Podcast for Kids to answer a listener’s question- why do some trees go dormant in winter? Nalini described her lifelong relationships with trees and how those contributed to her becoming a scientist. This interactive podcast is accompanied by images and videos to help illustrate the discussion. You can find the Tumble Science Podcast for Kids in most podcast listening apps.
Finally, after reading about Nalini in the book The Woman Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women, a student named Sophie decided to “become” her favorite treetop scientist. She even shared her school presentation in character!