Taylor Fork Ecological Area featured in The Wildlife Society
At EKU, especially in the sciences, there is pride in providing a comprehensive educational experience for its students. This includes field work whenever possible. But since COVID19, extensive modifications have had to be made. One site close to the heart of EKU's Biological Sciences and Wildlife Management majors has continued to provide valuable experiences and lessons to its students, despite the pandemic.
Taylor Fork Ecological Area is a 60-acre site owned by EKU and is a frequent site for field work across several courses in both Biology and Wildlife Management. Because of COVID19, students have had to take social distancing precautions, but participating in field work at Taylor Fork has allowed that to continue without much difficulty. While Professor David Brown says that training students in field work has "been a big challenge" because of COVID, he still sees students reaping the benefits. "A lot of our students come into this program with just this interest in being outdoors and hunting and fishing and conservation of wildlife, so we just have a lot of that to offer."
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Published on February 08, 2021