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.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

TERFers present at Wash U

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, the TERFers presented seven posters at the Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium in Olin Library.

Dr. Tiffany Knight with uber-TERFer Taylor Rohan (r)

Alicia McCabe and Nina Fischer with their poster on Amber Burgett's dissertation research

WU undergraduates (and former TERFers!) Cassandra Galluppi and Emily Stein hear about the Tyson Forest Dynamics Plot from Aidan Kelly (r)

Bryan Rosinski (l) explains his work investigating the effects of fire on Lespedeza cuneata

Brendan Hellebusch (l) explains his work in the Tyson experimental prairie to Dr. Kathy Miller, chair of WU biology department

Mary Blair (r) explains her work collecting insects in the Tyson experimental glades

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