Learning and fun go hand-in-hand this summer at Arkansas State University-Newport’s Discovery College. Scheduled for July 8-12, Discovery College is for students entering grades 4-6 and opening still remain for students wishing to register.
Students attending Discovery College will be exposed to a wide variety of subjects including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Health Professions and The Arts. In the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math sessions of Discovery College, students will examine several different types of renewable energy and perform hands-on activities in biofuels and solar energy technology. They will also discover that diving deep into the DNA of an organism has never been easier with this super-cool technique for separating the genetic material of a strawberry. Students will have the chance to perform hands-on DNA extractions, will also use their reasoning skills to “blow up a whale” on a huge scale and will use Microsoft Publisher to explore their creative side by designing ID tags. In the Health Professions sessions, students will discover the benefits of a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness. Students will learn the effects of nutrition, exercise, and healthy life choices through a variety of activities presented by health care professionals. In The Arts sessions of Discovery College, students will embark on an adventurous trek into the world of theater, complete with a discussion of the origins and modern applications of this unique form of communication; learn a bit of Spanish, with a brief immersion into the rich and diverse culture of this region; enjoy a discussion of the past, as well as its influence on the future and delve into the ever present topic of diversity, and its applications for twenty-first century citizens. The cost for the five-day Discovery College is $75, and classes will run from 8:00-11:30 a.m. each day. A limited number of scholarships are available to students who receive free lunches and provide proof of eligibility. Students should be dropped off and picked up at the Library on the ASUN campus. Friday’s schedule will feature a showcase of activities explored throughout the week as well as a cookout. In addition, all students attending Discovery College will receive a t-shirt. For more information, call ASU-Newport’s Discovery College at 870-512-7813. Registration forms may be downloaded from the ASUN website at www.asun.edu.