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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

June TERFers hard at work

Our June TERFers have been hard at work at Tyson and abroad! TERF students work alongside undergraduate students to carry out the research agendas of their individual teams.
Nicole collects pollen at Shaw Nature Reserve for a plant pollinator study the Natural Enemies Team is running.  

Delilah (left) captures ticks for Team Tick-quito with undergraduates Aaron (center) and Hanna (right) as part of their ongoing vector research.

Anna takes plant phenology data with Sarah, an undergraduate student.

Kevin takes tree census data for the Forest Team.

Paige tags a tree after taking its diameter and identifying it down to the species level.

Eileen works on her individual project comparing wild clover plants outside of the research garden to the plants they are growing inside the garden.

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