Not for the Timid: A Unique Undergraduate Research Opportunity

In the Canopy with Wheelchairs and Tardigrades is a National Science Foundation Research Opportunity June 1 – August 11, 2013 at Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, for undergraduates with or without ambulatory disabilities. It is a fast paced, tree climbing, data collecting, rapid analysis, and results-oriented internship.

Students will be professionally trained to ascend into the canopy where they will define the taxonomy and distribution of tardigrades (water bears) and the herbivory of insects on a North American deciduous forest. It offers students of all abilities equal opportunity to conduct cutting edge ecological analysis in a world impacted by climate change. The project also includes data presentation, publication and networking with scientists, as well as a stipend, housing, and allowances for food and travel.

To learn more and apply online before the Friday, March 1, 2013 deadline, visit