I apologize profusely for neglecting this blog for so long. As soon as SIFT Session 2 finished up, I was swept up into the crazy-busy world of summer programming in Washington University Science Outreach.
So, after a trip to University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to teach a genomics workshop for biology teachers, four weeks of the Life Sciences for a Global Community institute, and a trip to D.C. for the NSF ISE PI Summit, I'm finally able to catch my breath and spend some time updating the blog.
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.