After Tyson Olympics was over, there was time for water fun before Thursday afternoon discussion groups. It was a beautiful day, and Pete, our head of maintenance, set up an amazing water slide on the hill in front of headquarters. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
Even the youngest community members got to play in the water!
All in all, it was a pretty good day.
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.