It's now been a week since the first session of SIFT for 2010 has passed through, and we feel recovered enough to start up the blog once again. My name is Tess Rogers, and I'm the intern for SIFT this year. Having been through the first ever sessions of both SIFT and TERF I have returned this summer to help out the program that I enjoyed so much.
I hope that any SIFTers reading this will be revisted by fond memories of their week here at Shaw, and that anyone else passing through this blog with mild curiosity will be able to learn more about what we do here at SIFT.
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.