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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

SIFT and TERF Alumni Weekend 2014 - Part 2

One of the most highly rated activities during SIFT is dinner with scientists. For the Alumni Weekend we added a twist and had a career panel and dinner with four environmental professionals.

Becky Ewing from the US Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest

Tyson Director Dr. Kim Medley

Jean Turney, director of education for Forest Park, talks with Adam Vorel about his career plans

Cassi Lundeen, the Nature Works program coordinator at Forest Park, enjoys hearing stories from the alumni

Of course there was a night hike…







... with wildlife encounters…


... that must be captured with the camera on a smart phone.


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