Cossatot River State park
Located close to Mena, Arkansas, the Cossatot River State Park and Natural Area has 5,483 acres of natural woodlands and for twelve and a half miles the Cossatot River runs through its borders. The park is located about three and a half hours from Ozark Adventist Academy's campus and each year it is the destination for our sophomore students on Biology Trip. Students study a variety of topics from geology to macroinvertebrates.
A $50 fee is required for students wishing to participate in Biology Trip. Fees are due prior to the departure date and may be paid at the business office or online via the link below. Pay Fees Online
For any questions regarding Biology Trip please contact Bonnie Pendergrass.
Amidst towering pine trees, immense boulders, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the wild and scenic Cossatot River, Ozark Biology students spend three days and two nights camping outdoors and studying natural river environments.
From year to year, the hands-on learning experiences and classes offered at the park change. One year it may be a fish shocker that stuns some of the fish in the Cossatot River so the students can handle and study them. The next year it may be an ecologist or geologist that shares their expertise with the students. But regardless of the classes offered, each year it is a valuable bonding and learning experience for Ozark's Biology students.
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