Several of the faculty take their students on field trips. The trips are usually during class or lab times, although some have used day trips. Trip destinations have included the McGillivray and Leona McKie Muse Wildlife Management Area, Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area, local private property, and even a local cemetery.
The department employs several student workers as part of on-campus employment through the Financial Aid Office. We use students who are biology majors or minors and have good grades. Student workers will do dishes, keep containers filled, help in the herbarium, help in labs, and many other tasks which greatly help the department function better. If you are interested in being a student worker in the department, contact Dr. Harlan Scott for more information.
Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Students and some of the faculty will usually attend the Texas Academy of Science (TAS) annual meeting. The annual meeting is held at different locations around the state. At the meeting oral presentations, poster presentations, keynote addresses, and other activities occur. Some of our students have made presentations about their research projects. See the TAS web site for more information about this organization.
The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting
Recently, students and faculty have started to attend the annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society. The annual meeting is held at different locations around the state. At the meeting poster presentations, workshops, and other activities occur. One of our students gave a presentations about his research project. See the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society web site for more information about this organization.