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More than 500 students participate in 2013 Fall Super Saturdays at WKU

While the weather may have made a turn for the colder, high-ability and high-interest students from across the region were warming up with fun in the classroom at WKU.

More than 500 students participated in 2013 Fall Super Saturdays classes.

More than 500 students participated in 2013 Fall Super Saturdays classes.

The Center for Gifted Studies’ Fall Super Saturdays program hosted more than 500 first through eighth graders from two states and more than 40 school districts each Saturday from Nov. 2 to Nov. 23.

During the program, which took place on WKU’s Main and South campuses in Bowling Green and at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, students participated in one of nearly 40 classes.  The creative sides of many students were opened in classes like Make Your Own Fairy Tale Creature and Painting with Watercolor.  International culture took hold of students in Let’s Learn German! Lernen wir Deutsch! and Russian Adventures.  Scientists of all ages could be found in classes like Science R’ Us and Exploring the Fascinating World of Chemistry, while other students explored their investigative sides with Whodunnit?

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

To see pictures of this year’s Super Saturdays, go online to http://www.flickr.com/photos/giftedstudieswku/collections/72157637307481703/.

The hands-on, mind-on learning Super Saturdays is known for will continue with Winter Super Saturdays 2014 on each Saturday from Feb. 1 to Feb. 22 from noon to 2:30 p.m. (CT). For information, contact Zack Ryle at 270-745-3014 or at zachary.ryle@wku.edu.

More: List of 2013 Fall Super Saturday participants

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 30 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: Zack Ryle, (270) 745-3014.

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