The Seminar is not just about attending sessions, learning new tools and gaining resources to take to your classroom. The event is a time for facilitators and teachers to have casual conversations, network and learn from each other between sessions and during breaks and lunches. Evenings offer additional time to get acquainted. So forget about lounging by the pool, shopping or exploring the city on your own. Plan to have some fun and get to know one another. 

Check out what we have planned!   


Wednesday, July 9:

Join us for an evening of great food and live music!  

The buffet will consist of southern fried catfish, grilled chicken, salad bar, rolls, hush puppies, coleslaw, green tomato relish, pinto beans, turnip greens, fried okra, french fries, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese and peach cobbler for dessert. 
This is a FREE EVENT for all registered EAST facilitators and EAST Core teachers. Family and guests are welcome to attend for an additional charge of $25/adult or $15/child. 
Tickets are required for everyone and must be requested in advance for food and headcount purposes. Please RSVP to with your name and school no later than Tuesday, July 1. If you're bringing guests, please include their name(s) and specify the number of adults and children. Guest ticket payments must be made to the EAST Initiative no later than Wednesday, July 9. We accept checks, cash or credit cards. Tickets are refundable until Tuesday, July 1. 

Unfortunately, we may not be able to take ticket requests at Summer Seminar, due to the time constraints of the catering company.

Lake DeGray Lodge located at: 2027 State Park Maintenance Rd | Bismarck, AR 71929

Thursday, July 10:

Join in the competitive spirit for bingo and minute-to-win-it mini competitions, not to mention PRIZES!!  Or just sit back, enjoy the ice cream and cookies, and watch as your fellow educators unleash their inner child! 

Not only do we have prizes for our bingo and other game winners, but all registered EAST facilitators and EAST Core teachers that arrive by 7:15 and stay until the end of the event will have the opportunity to win one of our door prizes! Participants will also receive an additional entry into the Prize Drawing for Friday.

This is a free event! Family and guests are welcome to attend.

Lake DeGray Lodge located at: 2027 State Park Maintenance Rd | Bismarck, AR 71929

This page was last updated on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:25:37 PM