Fellows in the ShowMe Nature GK-12 program are selected from PhD candidates in the Interdisciplinary Plant Group, Conservation Biology, and Life Sciences at the University of Missouri. The program pairs fellows who differ in their research focus, teaming students working on genetic, developmental and biochemical mechanisms at the cellular and sub cellular level with peers whose research addresses ecological or evolutionary processes in populations, communities and landscapes. Each partner school hosts one pair of fellows. One fellow serves fourth grade classrooms and one serves fifth grade classrooms. Fellows work alongside classroom teachers as science ambassadors to bring research and inquiry into the daily lives of their students.