|From left to right: Eileen Kosola, Anna Grimenstein, Kevin Qi, Paige Waskow, and Nicole Wang (not pictured: Delilah Sayer)|
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.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Welcome June TERFers!
Today is the first day for our June TERFers! They spent the morning learning directions, instructions, and policies. Then they conquered the Tour de Tyson Challenge which took them all over the Tyson property to view the research sites! After lunch on the deck with the entire Tyson community, TERFers were released to their teams to begin conducting research!