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.

Monday, June 16, 2008

SIFT Session 1 Day 4 Overnight Activities

The SIFTers got to experience and investigate Shaw Nature Reserve in a very different way by staying overnight on Day 4.

8:15 Prepare for night hike
8:30 Night hike - SIFTers divided into two groups (James/Aileen, Tim)
9:45 Black light insect viewing - insect identification (James)
10:00 Campfire and S'mores - Sharing session, SIFTers go around circle to thank someone and rate their experience so far (Aileen)
11:00 Lights out

Listening to frog calls

James identifies EVERY insect attracted to the light

An overnight out in the field would not be complete without a campfire and S'mores...