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: Water Fun

To wrap up the Tyson Olympics, the TERFers and undergrads had the water fight to end all water fights!

TERFer Hannah douses TERFer Clayton with a bucket of water.

Clockwise from the left, undergrad Jackie, TERFer George, undergrad Amy, and TERFer Hannah crowd around the fire hose.

In the foreground, TERFer Mihika (center) shoots at undergrad Olivia, while TERFer George prepares to dump a bucket of water over her.

TERFer George and undergrad Jackie take advantage of a collision between TERFer Mihika and undergrad Anna and soak them.

TERFer Andrew dumps a bucket of water on an unsuspecting TERFer George.

Undergrad Anna (left) and TERFer Courtney guffaw together.



The undergrads and TERFers set up a slip-n-slide with sheet plastic from maintenance guru Pete.

Undergrad Micaela enjoys her first slip-n-slide experience.

TERFer Adam shows off his new 'do.

L-R: Technician Taylor, undergrad Cassandra, and TERF intern Emily enjoy watching water fun.

The water fight squad poses after the battle.

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