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Lacawac Sanctuary Undergraduate Research Awards

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Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit biological field station and environmental education center located in the Pocono region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Lacawac is a site for field-based ecological and environmental science research and education. Lacawac is dedicated to training the next generation of environmental scientists by financially supporting field research experiences for undergraduate students.  
Lacawac Sanctuary welcomes applications for the 2019 Isabel and Arthur Watres Student Research Award. This award will support the expenses of college or university undergraduate students whose research deals, in whole or substantial part, with the natural resources (biological or physical) of the Lacawac Sanctuary. Students should work with a faculty mentor from their home institution to develop a research project. Awards generally range from $300 to $700.  

Habitats and resources available at Lacawac include:

  • Lake Lacawac, a nearly pristine glacial lake with a completely protected watershed
  • Partner Ridge Preservation Area
  • Wallenpaupack Ledges habitat
  • Permanent and seasonal ponds
  • Ephemeral streams
  • Northern boreal bog habitat
  • Experimental deer exclosure areas
  • Mixed hardwood and hemlock eastern temperate forests
  • Long-term lake monitoring and weather station data
  • Analytical laboratory
  • 3-season lodging

For more information on research at Lacawac and resources available, see our website: For a list of previous awardees and to apply for a Watres Student Research Award, go to  

Applications are accepted on a rolling cycle each year and continue until all funds are awarded. Review of 2019 applications will begin on April 15th 2019. Questions should be directed to Beth Norman, Director of Science and Research (, 570-689-9494)