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.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tyson Olympics: Aquatic Triad

The last event of the morning was hosted by the Aquatics Team. They required each team to run a three-legged race in waders, hop around in trash can chimneys, and do a cartwheel before running back to the start.

In the foreground, undergrad Eleanor and TERFer George run a three legged race in waders. It's-a Mario!

Bee Team undergrad Tess and post-doc Alex run back to the finish line.

Invasive Plants Team TERFers Hannah (left) and Courtney run the last stretch of the relay.

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