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, October 25, 2010
The TERFers had three posters on display at the Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, October 23, 2010. It was exciting to have these high school students sharing their summer research experiences alongside undergraduate students. There were visits to the posters from biology department faculty, undergraduate students who worked with the TERFers during their time at Tyson, and several proud parents.