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More than 600 students participate in 2012 Fall Super Saturdays program

Even as the holidays grew closer and closer, a program at WKU for high-ability and high-interest students kept children excited about fun in the classroom rather than food and festivities to come.

The Center for Gifted Studies’ Fall Super Saturdays program hosted more than 600 first through eighth graders from three states and more than 60 school districts each Saturday from Oct. 27 to Nov. 17.

During the program, which took place on WKU’s Main and South campuses in Bowling Green and at the Kentucky Science Center (formerly the Louisville Science Center), students participated in one of nearly 40 classes. Imaginations took flight in classes like Secret Identity: Unleashing Your Inner Superhero and Zombie Survival Guide. International exploration began in Let’s Learn German! Lernen wir Deutsch! and Australian Adventure, and mysteries unraveled in Junior Detective Agency and The Science Behind Lord of the Rings.

Though these enrichment courses varied greatly in topic, all encouraged children to explore their interests in a challenging, yet nurturing environment.

The hands-on, mind-on learning Super Saturdays is known for will continue with Winter Super Saturdays 2013 on Jan. 26-Feb. 16 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Applications are available on The Center for Gifted Studies website. For information, call The Center at (270) 745-6323.

More: Participants in 2012 Fall Super Saturdays (pdf); Participants in 2012 Fall Super Saturdays (xls)

Contact: Mandy Simpson, (270) 745-3014.

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