Alcorn’s School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences announces summer camps

School is out, which means the beginning of summer camps at Alcorn State University is right around the corner.

Alcorn’s School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences has a number of fun summer camps for students to participate in. Starting in June, the events will kick off with the Department of Advance Technologies’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camps for students entering grades 2-12.

The camp will be hosted on the Lorman campus Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 at the Dr. Kenneth L. Simmons Sr. Technology Building from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will move to the Vicksburg Expansion Center from Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 and Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The STEM camps will give youth an opportunity to explore hands-on activities including nuclear and radiation technology, geographic information systems, digital communication, electronics and computer technology. The camps will expose them to a variety of STEM programs they could pursue as careers. For more information about Alcorn’s STEM camps, contact Denease Moore, secretary, at (601) 877-6482.

Students can come out and learn lessons in agriculture at the Rock 22 Summer Youth Expo Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rock 22 Farm and Ranch, located on 4239 Tom Collins Road in Utica, Mississippi. The camp is for youth ages 13-18. The camp is free and first come, first served basis due to limited spacing. The deadline for registration is Friday, July 21.

Staff from Alcorn’s School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Hinds Community College, Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Hinds County Sherriff Department and Mississippi State University will cover topics such as ATV, farm and wildlife safety, forestry, wildlife and fisheries, nutrition and fitness and so much more.

The camp will provide enrichment activities and promote interdisciplinary learning experiences for middle and high school youth interested in the industry of agriculture and environmental sciences, with emphasis on career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship, and leadership development.

To register for the Rock 22 Summer Youth Expo, contact Manola Erby, youth specialist for the Alcorn State University Extension Program, at (601) 857-0250 or [email protected].

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