T’Kara Washington, a senior at Ellison, ventures through a path Thursday with other students during a field study at Parrie Haynes Ranch.
Seniors Teairah Stamps and Beverly McCallum carry flags while walking along a path Thursday during a field study at the Parrie Haynes Ranch.
Jack Reed, a science teacher at Ellison High School, leads his Earth Space Science class in a demonstration near a pond during a field study Thursday at the Parrie Haynes Ranch in rural Bell County. The class spent a full day out at the ranch, exploring many different things.
Jack Reed leads his Earth Space Science class through a creek bed during a field study, Thursday. The Ellison students meet outdoors once a week to take part in an outdoor study of various science experiments.

Ellison High School science teacher Jack Reed likes to take his Earth Space Science students outdoors to explore nature and perform experiments.

One of the places his students often visit is the Parrie Haynes Ranch in rural Bell County.

The area offers a variety of vegetation and wildlife to give students many subjects to study.

Texas Parks and Wildlife allows students to use the ranch even though it has been limited for public use.