BEEBE, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Beebe will be presenting Vanguard Discovery Camp online this year to accommodate campers and to continue following social distance guidelines, while still enabling everyone to enjoy the creative and interactive aspects of the camp experience.
The Virtual Vanguard Discovery Camp (VDC) sessions will all be held online again this year and are FREE. The courses will be offered in two camp sessions: Monday through Friday, June 7-11 and Monday through Friday, June 14-18.
“At ASU-Beebe, we strive to create an environment where kids can have fun, make new friends, develop new skills, boost self-confidence and explore their potential with activities related to science, technology, engineering, art and math,” said Dr. Kelly Lyon, Director of Workforce and Community Development.
Participants may register for any or all courses offered. Register early for a free t-shirt while supplies last. The full schedule, including dates and times, will be emailed to the registrant the week before camp begins. The registrant will be able to login to each course to participate during that week’s sessions.
Virtual VDC courses for week June 7-11 include: Art’Tastic Experience taught by Thomas Fernandez, ASU-Beebe Assistant Professor of Art; Backyard Ecologist taught by Jake Marquess, ASU-Beebe Associate Professor of Biology; Baking With Bailey, taught by Bailey Pendergrass, ASU-Beebe Student Government Association President; Becoming a Vanguard Chef, taught by Dr. Jennifer Methvin, ASU-Beebe Chancellor; Intro to Meteorology, taught by Christopher Pipkin, graduate Quitman High School and weekend meteorologist with WVUA 23 News in Alabama; Intro to Veterinary Science, taught by Dr. Ryan Sartin, Veterinarian at Sartin Animal Care Clinic in Heber Springs; Junk Journaling, taught by Amber Bramlett, ASU-Beebe Instructor of Education; Making Accidents Disappear: A Safety Magic Show, taught by Scott Davis and sponsored by First Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas; Pop Art Culture, taught by Lisa Floryshak, ASU-Beebe Instructor of Art; Police Academy I – A Day in the Life of a Police Officer and Police Academy II – How Police Investigate Crime, both sessions taught by Mike Watson, ASU-Beebe Campus Police.
Virtual VDC courses for week June 14-18 include: A Day in the Life of a Diesel Technician, taught by Jake Selvidge, ASU-Beebe Instructor of Diesel Technology; Baking With Bailey, taught by Bailey Pendergrass, ASU-Beebe Student Government Association President; Becoming a Vanguard Chef, taught by Dr. Jennifer Methvin, ASU-Beebe Chancellor; Making Accidents Disappear: A Safety Magic Show, taught by Scott Davis and sponsored by First Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas; Marsh Madness taught by Dr. Thomas Smith, ASU-Beebe Dean of Math and Science; Pop Culture taught by Lisa Floryshak, ASU-Beebe Instructor of Art; Sounds of Frogs and Toads taught by Becky Pierce with Arkansas Foothills Master Naturalists; Stream Team Biologist taught by Stephen O’Neal, Arkansas Game & Fish Stream Team Coordinator; Things Bees Make I and Things Bees Make II, both sessions taught by Marshall Harmon.
Virtual Vanguard Discovery Camp will be conducted using the Zoom interactive online platform. Participants will need to have the Zoom app installed on their own computer or device that has a microphone and camera for discussion and sharing of work. The participant will also need to have access to a reliable internet connection. Participants who enable their own camera or microphone will agree to being viewed by other participants, camp staff, and instructors. Recordings of the camp may be shared afterward and may be used for advertising purposes on social media and the ASU-Beebe website.
Participants should have paper and pencils ready for each camp to take notes and jot down questions. Additional supplies may be needed if participants wish to follow along at home for some individual courses. Those lists will be emailed the week before camp.
For detailed camp descriptions or to register, go to: https://asubcommunity.
For more information, call (501) 207–6249 or (501) 207-6250.
The Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) modules introduces the next generation to the world around them in a fun and interactive way, while also providing exposure to vast career fields and technology concepts.