The application for SIFT 2015-16 is now available and we would appreciate your sharing it with high school students who may be interested in the program.
Learn more about the SIFT program and download the SIFT 2015-16 application.
Application deadline: March 27, 2015
Two teacher recommendation letters are required, so plan to request the recommendations well before your spring break
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.