By David De Leon
The Biology Club will join the Adopt a Highway program in which an association or group tends after the highway and maintains its cleanliness. The club is selling raffle tickets for a dollar each to help fund future service projects and expenses for the club.
Besides the subject of biology, the club is participating in community service. The club goes to pediatric hospitals during holidays such as Halloween and Easter.
“I joined the club because I really enjoy the subject matter, but I remain a member of the club because I enjoy the community services that we do for the city of Amarillo,” said Brittani Morales, a biology major.
In the past, the Biology Club has traveled across the country to various states to explore the always-changing environment and subject of biology. Its most recent expedition took members to Seattle. One of the past activities included whale watching.
“Once a month we bring in a guest speaker, and they explain their role in the field of biology,” said Natalie Hardie, a Biology Club sponsor. “With the remaining meetings throughout the month, we plan our fundraisers and service projects.”
An upcoming trip will be to Boston, where more whale watching will be on the agenda as well as visiting an aquarium.
“We are looking forward to the new year and opportunities that this club brings its members,” said Sam Schwarzlose, an assistant professor of biological sciences.
The club meets at noon each Thursday in room 109 of the science building. The cost to be a member of the club is $5. An opportunity to join will be at a barbecue fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 13.