We are pleased to announce that the story of SIFT & TERF has been published in The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.
Flowers, S.K., Beyer, K.M.
2016. Early entry into ecology: Authentic field research experiences for high
school youth. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 97(1),
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.