Monday, November 22, 2010

Wildlife Botany Field Trip to the Coastal Plain; More Than Just Plants!

Haywood Wildlife Students in the FWL 124 Wildlife Botany course were actively involved in more than just plant identification during their recent field trip to the Coastal Plain of South Carolina and Georgia. Students were able to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a white-tailed deer and hog hunt for disabled hunters. This involved assisting with locating and collecting harvested animals in the field, and assisting hunters to their vehicles and back to the check-in station. Furthermore, students collected data from the harvested animals, educated hunters about the biological information gathered at the station, and even cleaned the animals for each successful hunter. This is what it’s all about at Haywood Community College. We attempt to provide students training in every aspect of the wildlife profession. And, we never turn down a great educational opportunity like this one! Happy Thanksgiving. (post by Chris Graves).

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