Saturday, February 09, 2008

Kids' Workshops: Super Saturdays at UNCA

(Image: 2002 Super Saturday participants)

Parents take note:

This spring UNCA offers a six-week series of educational weekend workshops for gifted/creative/highly motivated area kids and teens. Super Saturdays are for students in grades 3-8, and include programs in web design, martial arts, physics, math, fiber arts, model rocketry... All kinds of cool, kid-friendly stuff.

Registration ends Feb. 22 (Feb. 15 for scholarship recipients), and classes are held in March and April at UNCA. Tuition is $65, and need-based scholarships are available.

I'm a (38-year-old) UNCA student, and I volunteered at a Super Saturday chemistry program awhile back. We played with liquid nitrogen, and the kids had an absolute ball. Considering how much fun *I* had, the kids must have experienced something unforgettable.

I note that "Math Discoveries" is being taught by one of the college's best professors, the unfortunately named Dr. Patrick Bahls. (I also note that being made to think at an early age that a college campus is a welcoming, fun and exciting place might be a VERY good thing.)

Read more about UNCA's Super Saturdays here.

Spring 2008 course descriptions here.

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