CORVALLIS - The "Adventures in Learning" program will continue this summer at Oregon State University for some of Oregon's brightest young students, and applications are now being accepted.

This 10-day educational and social program is designed for talented, gifted and creative learners who have completed grades four through seven. It will be held July 8-19 and the deadline for applications is March 15.

Archaeology, astronomy, chemistry, computer programming, drama, illustration, photography and world cultures are all topics that have been explored in past courses through this program.

Students will attend academic classes for five hours a day, tour campus labs, and have various recreational opportunities open to them. The program is non-residential, although housing and meal options are available for students and their parents or guardians.

The registration fee for the program is $330, although some financial assistance programs are available. More detail about costs, registration, student eligibility and other information can be obtained by contacting Judy Michael, coordinator of the program at OSU, telephone (541) 737- 1289.

Three other related summer programs for talented and gifted students in older age groups will also be available at other Oregon universities this summer, Michael said. They include:

  • A "Summer Enrichment Program" for students completing grades six through nine, at the University of Oregon (contact Bobbi Blackwell, 541-346-1405)


  • "Academy 96" for students completing grades five through eight, at Southern Oregon State College (telephone 541-552-6916)


  • "Exploring Science Through Videography" for students completing grades eight and nine, at Western Oregon State College (contact Michele Price, 541-838-8493)

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Judy Michael, 541-737-1289