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, September 24, 2009

SIFT returns to the blog

With the September meeting of SIFT just around the corner, it's definitely time to revisit highlights from this summer's SIFT program, from the week of field training to the various projects that have been going on.

I'm Catrina Adams, an instructor at Shaw Nature Reserve, and I'll be adding SIFT-related posts to bring the blog up to date in that department. To all the 2009 SIFTers reading this blog...hope this brings back some good memories from the summer! For anyone else stumbling in or interested in the program...hopefully the next series of posts will give you a better idea of how the SIFT program is evolving.

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