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IdeaFestival Bowling Green

gifted home

1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270-745-6323
Fax: 270-745-6279

College Board Advanced Placement Program Innovate Kentucky: Create a Spark Little Learners, Big Ideas

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky (located at WKU)

IdeaFestival Bowling Green 2018: What's the Big Idea?

Hands-on, Minds-on Activities

We're working on our line-up for the next festival! Tentatively scheduled to create activities are

American Printing House for the Blind 

* Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

* Pang Hartman of Frogdice

* Kentucky Innovation Network's 3-D printing pens

* Kentucky Science Center

The Maker Mobile

* Newton’s Attic

* Potter Gray Elementary School's Student Technology Leadership Program

* artist Leslie Nichols

* artist Andee Rudloff

* Sublime Puppets

* Rico Tyler of WKU SKyTeach

* Jennifer Sheffield of GRREC

* WKU Admissions Department

* the WKU Department of Biology’s BioAmbassadors

* WKU Honors College

* WKU Idea Mentors

* WKU Makerspace

* the WKU MFA creative writing program


Coding bar Mural

Virtual reality goggles Makerspace

Smartphone microscopes 3D printing pens

IdeaFestival Bowling Green Just Imagine logo

Registration is now closed to school groups

Registration has reached capacity and is now closed to school groups. 

If you are an INDIVIDUAL interested in attending, 
you may still register  
contacting Erika Solberg 
at or (270) 745-3015.

Please note: you MUST register in order to attend,

and you are not officially registered until you receive a confirmation email. 

February 15, 2018

Van Meter Hall and Downing Student Union
Western Kentucky University


Hands-on, Minds-on Activities


Past Festivals



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