This educational collaboration between Washington University's Tyson Research Center and the Missouri Botanical Garden's Shaw Nature Reserve is designed to engage St. Louis area high school students in scientifically-based exploration of the natural world. Linked programs of field training (SIFT) and field research (TERF) provide teenagers with experiences that realistically reflect research in environmental biology. Participating teens learn a variety of field investigation skills and then have the opportunity to put those new skills to work assisting career scientists with real research projects.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Day 2 Bus Breakdown Incident


So, just when we thought we got all of the transportation issues under control... We had a bus breakdown as we headed home for the day! The bus was overheating, but luckily the driver was able to get us to an exit so we were not stranded on the highway.

Field observations of transmission fluid leaking from the bus.


Practicing map skills in the mini-mart at the Shell station.


Getting silly waiting for some parents to pick up and for a new bus to arrive. (And making fun of my constant photography...)


All in all, it was not an emergency. More like an inconvenience. We ended up adding just one hour to the trip home. But, after a long day in the field, that extra hour seemed to take forever!