Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation … Through Barbie

By Madeline K. Sofia, Maia Stern, and Becky HarlanNalini Nadkarni was one of the first people to study the canopy — the part of trees just above the forest floor to the top branches. Her discoveries have helped shape our understanding of forests.

Then in 2018, more than a decade after Nadkarni started TreeTop Barbie, she got an unbelievable phone call. National Geographic had partnered with Mattel to make a series of Barbies focused on exploration and science. And they wanted Nadkarni to be an advisor.

Source: VIDEO: Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation … Through Barbie – NPR, 2019-09-22