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.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sorry...

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.

Stay tuned...