The SIFT program is an introductory field skills training program at Shaw Nature Reserve designed to engage teenagers, entering grades 10-11, in scientific exploration of the natural world.
SIFT’s virtual and in-person training activities emphasize collaboration, field skills acquisition, and scientific knowledge gain. SIFTers are exposed to a variety of field projects and career field scientists over all four seasons. Participation includes learning and paid fieldwork during the summer and the following school year. Transportation from the St. Louis area is provided.
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