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: That's Some Hot...Poop

The Glade Team's event was modeled on their deer scat surveys. Each team received a series of flags and had to find and mark a pile of Milk Duds in a field. Extra points were awarded for finding pencils and Sharpies. And extra candy was duly disposed of by nearby team members.

Glade technician Holly explains the game and passes out flags.

The teams search the field for piles of candy poop. TERFer Hannah found a pencil!

Glade technician Chris (left) chats with Bee Team undergrad and former uberTERFer Brendan. It's kind of adorable to see a bee and a flower in casual conversation. 

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