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.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

SIFT 2017-18 application is available!

The application for SIFT 2017-18 is now available and we would appreciate your sharing it with high school students who may be interested in the program.

SIFT 2017-18 application


Application deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

Two teacher recommendations are required, so plan to discuss your application to the SIFT program with those teachers well before your spring break!