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From art to zoology, students can continuing learning this summer at ExploreMore!, an enrichment program for gifted and talented youth in kindergarten through eighth grade,
The four-day program through Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 25-28 at NKU-Grant County Center in Williamstown.
Registration began April 1 and is limited and first-come, first-served.
“We offer an ever-changing variety of courses in science, mathematics, visual and performing arts and original interdisciplinary studies,” said Kimberly Clayton-Code, associate professor and director of the Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies.
Students choose their own classes on a first-come first-served basis.
Classes, which are limited to provide each student with individualized instruction, are taught by teachers who select their own course topics.
For this session of ExploreMore!, students will be grouped according to their grade levels and will experience five classes each day.
Topics will include:
• Amazing Art—Students will get a chance to get their hands on art media that they may not have experienced before and enjoy letting their artistic side shine.
• Creative Writing— Through this course, students will be introduced to different types of writing in an interactive way.
• Science Magicians—In this class, students will explore the wonders of the scientific world by conducting hands-on experiments, investigations and research utilizing the scientific method.
• Technology Explorations—Students will explore learning through the world of technology creating and publishing their own technology masterpieces.
• Zoology--Have you ever heard of an aye-aye, an elephant nosefish, a white-eyed assassin bug, or a potto? In this exploration, students will discover many different kinds of animals, their habitats and foods.
“The classes provide a high level of challenging, authentic, hands-on learning experiences,” Clayton-Code said. “Participating students are encouraged to develop skills in creative thinking, problem-solving and independent learning. The ExploreMore Program allows students who are gifted and talented the opportunity to meet and share their interests and enthusiasm for learning with other gifted children.”
Tuition fees are $95, and there will be an additional $25 processing fee for late applications.
Students accepted for the program will receive a mailed confirmation once registered.
Registration can be completed by phone by calling 859-572-5600 or mail registration form to: ExploreMore Program, Community Connections, FH 201, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099 by Friday, June 8.
For more information, go to www.gifted.nku.edu or call 859-572-5600.