Winter Wonderings will be on hiatus for the 2020 calendar year. 

Due to the retirement of the Coordinator of Precollege Programs for Talented and Gifted Students, Winter Wonderings 2020 will not take place. The university is seeking a new coordinator for the TAG programs. The time line needed to conduct the replacement search does not allow us to adequately prepare and organize a quality program for this year. Please accept our apology for this disruption. The university wants to ensure that our new coordinator has enough time and resources to prepare a quality program for our students.

Please check out our websites for our summer programs, Expeditions, Adventures in Learning, and Outside the Box beginning in March 2020. 




Winter Wonderings provides a variety of challenging, engaging Saturday courses designed specifically for gifted, talented, and high-ability 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, and 7th-10th graders. Program participants discover new and exciting areas of study in a fast-paced learning environment.

Courses meet six Saturdays on the Oregon State University campus. Each course meets for 80 minutes each week for 6 weeks. Three time slots are scheduled each Saturday: 9:15-10:35 am, 10:40-12:00 noon, and 12:25-1:45 pm. Students may participate in one, two, or all three times. Precollege TAG Programs reserves the right to change instructors, if necessary.

A supervised lunchroom will be available noon -12:25 pm for students who enroll in a course at BOTH 10:40 am AND 12:25 pm. Students provide their own lunch and beverage.

Fees - Winter Wonderings is funded by student fees and tax-deductible donations. Tuition is TBD per course.

Some courses require additional supply fees to be paid by the participant. These fees will be indicated in the course descriptions.

Donations are sought to enable Winter Wonderings to provide financial assistance to students from families with low income. By including a donation with your child's tuition you will assist another child whose family's financial situation would not allow them to otherwise benefit from participation in a Winter Wonderings course. Please note donation amount on your check's memo line. Thank you for your tax-deductible donation!