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480 students participate in 2017 Fall Super Saturdays

480 students participate in 2017 Fall Super Saturdays

CSI Jr. Detective Agency, Master Mathematicians and Balloons to Rockets were among the classes bringing 480 students from across the region to WKU’s campus.

The Center for Gifted Studies hosted children from over 40 school districts for Fall Super Saturdays. Students in first through eighth grades participated in one of 30 classes each Saturday from Oct. 28 to Nov. 18.

Through a minds-on, hands-on approach to learning, students investigated courses in math, art, science, language, and performance. Science ‘R Us and Bridging the Gaps offered budding scientists and engineers a chance to experiment and build. Acting and Create Your Own (Chihuly) Art let students explore their creative sides. Crazy for Coding offered an introduction to computer programming while Let’s Learn German was a primer on German language and culture.

Although varied in topic, all classes encouraged high-ability, high-interest children to explore and pursue their passions outside the regular classroom while being in a fun and supportive environment with enthusiastic, like-minded peers.

To see pictures from this fall’s Super Saturdays, visit www.gifted-studies.com. A list of participants can be found at www.wku.edu/gifted/super_saturdays/participants-lists/2017-fall-super-saturdays-participant.xlsx.   

Super Saturdays continues with a winter slate of classes beginning Feb. 3. Classes fill quickly. Visit www.wku.edu/gifted/super_saturdays/index.php or call (270) 745-6323 for information or to apply.

About The Center for Gifted Studies: Located on the WKU campus in Bowling Green, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than 35 years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States. The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.

Contact: Jesse Knifley, (270) 745-3014 or jesse.knifley@wku.edu

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