“In the Canopy With Waterbears and Wheelchairs” is a summer research opportunity designed for eight undergraduate students—four with ambulatory disability and four without. The project’s goal is to define the taxonomy and distribution of tardigrades in the canopy and the herbivory of insects in a North American deciduous forest. All students will be professionally trained to ascend into the canopy and will learn to use remote sensing, GIS, image analysis, and scanning electron microscopy to document the microenvironment. Students will collaborate with the Academy’s Chief of Science and Sustainability, Dr. Meg Lowman, and other scientists to prepare their data for presentation and publication. Application deadline is March 14, 2014.