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, August 2, 2010

July TERFers

Max Margherio, Maddie Brandt, Geralle Powell, Cia West, Jane Fitzsimmons, Amy Dai (kneeling), Kelly McKinley, Ben Howard, Katie Pfaff

And, since Ahmed Said was SO busy with the Tick Team, he gets his own picture.

The July TERF session went out with a bang! Glades were cleared, pollinators were pinned, aquatic sampling was completed in record time, and the Tyson forest census plot was re-gridded and new data collection has started. So much good work has been going on that many researchers are keeping some July TERFers busy into August!

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