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, September 28, 2013

US Forest Service career exploration

On Saturday, September 28, the SIFTers and TERFers were given a unique opportunity to explore field careers with scientists and rangers from the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service at Sinkin Experimental Forest in southeastern Dent County, Missouri.  It was a very long bus ride from the St. Louis area, but everyone agreed it was worth it!  (Especially because of the swag bags full of maps, brochures, and field career resources.)  Thank you to Theresa Davidson, Rebecca Ewing, Wallace Dillon, Daniel Jordan, John Kabrick, Tex Nall, Bennie Terrell, and Jim Cornelius!