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, November 2, 2013

Missouri Environmental Education Association presents award to SIFT & TERF programs

The SIFT and TERF programs have been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA) in recognition of promoting environmental education in Missouri.

Susan Flowers accepted the award on behalf of Tyson Research Center and Shaw Nature Reserve during the 2013 Missouri Environmental Education Conference on November 2 at Blue Ridge Elementary School in Columbia, Missouri.

Over the past six years, more than 260 students from 57 different high schools have participated in scientific exploration of the natural world through the SIFT and TERF programs.

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