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.
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!
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.