Field Station

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute provides natural areas and facilities to facilitate scientific research, visual art, creative writing, and natural resource management. The Institute annually awards grants to undergraduate and graduate students from consortium colleges and universities to complete creative and biological projects over the summer.

Facilities, including lab space and housing, are available for many types of research and other projects.

Field Station Opportunities

Environmental Research Grants

Supports research projects focused on environmental monitoring of critical species and ecosystems and the improvement of land management tools to support ecosystem functioning.

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Natural Resource Fellowships
Supports a summer work experience for students interested in careers in natural resources, wildlife, and aquatic resources management. Students work with Institute staff and researchers to complete a variety of projects throughout the summer.

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Creative Fellowships
The Gordon Art Fellowship brings together a love of nature and art and funds a student-mentor team in creating a two-dimensional visual arts project.

The Nature in Words Fellowship supports a student-mentor team working on a nature-centered creative writing project such as poetry, essays, or short stories.

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Interested in past Creative Fellowships? Read the recent Gordon Art and Nature in Words Fellowship reports below.

Nature in Words Fellow Ivan Reynolds' report

Gordon Art Fellows Sabrina Searcy's report and Kristina Katerberg's report

Food and Housing Grants
Support student researchers who need on-site housing and food service while conducting research at the Institute or nearby areas. Grants are dependent on the availability of housing.

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Photo Credit: Richard Smith