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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Team Turtle Goes to the Zoo

Today I followed Team Turtle on another adventure to Forest Park, where they met up with members of the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine to track turtles. Check out what we did!

Ben (TERFer) tracks Georgette the turtle.

Ben and Audrey (ICM) inspect Georgette and take measurements.

Mihika (left, TERFer) and Olivia (WU undergrad) take a break.

Mihika picks up John the turtle so we can take measurements.

Mihika and Ben are inspired by the thrill of discovery.

Mihika and Ben and I stop for donuts on the way back to Tyson.

TERF Intern

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