Tyson Research Center

Tyson is the environmental field station for Washington University in St. Louis and a resource for faculty, staff, and students at WashU and beyond. Together with our laboratory and experimental facilities, our 2,000-acre landscape provide opportunities for multi-scale research and teaching. We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and integrate educational programs into faculty research programs for authentic research apprenticeships.

At Tyson, we fully integrate our educational programming within our research activities. We provide enthusiastic pre-college and undergraduate students with hands-on research experience in the natural and environmental sciences. The resources of Tyson Research Center are also available to educators at other regional colleges and universities.

Summer Research Internships

Spend your summer immersed within the Tyson research community. In this 11-week summer program, undergraduate students work elbow-to-elbow with faculty, post-doctoral scientist, staff scientist, and graduate student mentors on field-based research projects at Tyson Research Center offers paid 10 week summer research internships at the Missouri Botanical Gardens and the St. Louis Zoo for Washington University undergraduates.

For more information about applying and to learn more about Tyson click here.