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Pierce Cedar Creek Institute operates a biological field station in West Michigan, and provides opportunities for undergraduate research and education in the environmental sciences. The Biological Field Station works with a consortium of twelve colleges and universities from Michigan and Indiana. Working with faculty from each of the consortium institutions, the Institute is able to provide funding for undergraduate research and classes for pre-service and in-service teachers.

The natural areas at the biological field station have a number of valuable qualities that make them excellent resources for environmental education and scientific research. The Institute's 661 acres of wetlands, forests, and prairie areas contain a great diversity of native flora and fauna. For a better understanding of some of the ecosystems and the biological diversity at the Institute, visit our species inventory page.November 2013 - Biological Field Station News - Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

For both consortium members and other organizations, the Institute can provide classroom space, housing, meal service, field trips, or research. Some scientific research support and equipment may also be available. Field station facilities and property are available for season-long udergraduate research projects, or for afternoon or multi-day field trips with overnight accommodations. The biological field station's campus, in southern Barry County, includes a 1,400-square-foot laboratory, two classrooms, housing for up to 44, a dining hall, a 225-person auditorium with A/V, and several meeting rooms. The facilities are up-to-date and comfortable.

We welcome undergraduate research projects from outside our consortium. All researchers are required to complete and file a research agreement before beginning any research on site. Students considering Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for research or a class should feel free to visit and scout the property. We would also be happy to meet with interested researchers to discuss potential project. Contact Sara Syswerda, education director, at (269) 721-4434 to arrange a visit.

Internship opportunities are available for undergraduate students. Land stewardship interns work closely with staff to manage the Institute's property and conduct educational programs. Opportunities for academic credit are available. Please send a resume and cover letter to Sara Syswerda, education director, by email or fax (269) 721-4474. For more information call (269) 721-4434.

Consortium Members

 

College Courses - Environmental Education - Pierce Cedar Creek Institute - Biological Field Station


Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Albion College


 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Aquinas College

 

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Calvin College

Undergraduate Summer Research - Botany - Biological Field Station at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

 

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Central Michigan University

 

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Cornerstone University

West Michigan Biological Field Station - Raccoon Tracking Research - Pierce Cedar Creek Institute



 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Grand Rapids Community College

 


 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Grand Valley State University

Southwest Michigan Biological Field Station - Massasauga Rattlesnake Research - Undergraduate Research Grants

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Hope College

 

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Kalamazoo College

West Michigan Environmental Education - Reptile Research - Blue Racer Snakes - Undergraduate Grants - Biological Field Station

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Olivet College

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Valparaiso University

Wetland Conservation - Aquatic Organism Research - Undergraduate Grants - Biological Field Station - Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grants - Biological Field Station - College Consortium - Western Michigan University

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