We have many optional educational and social activities. We take field trips to organizations that conduct scientific research such as the Biochemistry Department at UAMS, UALR’s Center for Nanotechnology, the Arkansas Crime Lab, the Nature Conservancy, the National Center for Toxicological Research, etc. We also have social activities where Scholars can get to know each other and the USSP staff well. Before school starts in August, we have an Orientation Picnic along the Arkansas River. We also have “Pizza Fridays,” an Earth Day Picnic, and a birthday celebration for Charles Darwin. The highlight of the fall is that Science Scholars organize a Potluck Thanksgiving dinner for themselves and faculty members. Click the links on the left for some of our activities.