SEARK Students on the Bayou
Students at Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK) enjoy field trips to nearby nature trails along the Bayou Bartholomew. Students in Botany classes collect, press, and identify plants in the associated ecosystems to assist with the inventory of plant species.
Students in zoology study furbearing animals such as beaver. Some beavers are collected and used in anatomy classes for dissection. Students are able to view a variety of animals and see them in their own habitats. Fishes of the Bayou are studied using a variety of techniques such as electrofishing from boats. Fish are collected, weighed, measured, identified, and released back to the Bayou.