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General Schedule for Your Education Day

A personalized schedule for each student will be printed on their name badge.
This schedule is subject to change.

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Pre-Opening Music
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Opening Rally
10:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. All Students Attend Classes
10:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. All Students Attend Classes
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Project Students Eat Lunch
11:10 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Non-Project Students Attend Classes
11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Project Students Present Projects at Hall of Great Ideas Showcase
11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Red) Non-Project Students Eat Lunch
(Teal) Non-Project Students View Projects
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. (Teal) Non-Project Students Eat Lunch
(Red) Non-Project Students View Projects
12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. All Students Attend Classes
1:05 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. All Students Attend Classes
1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing Rally

Class List and Description

Class A: What “Wood” You Make with a Tree.

Trees and forests provide us many products from wood for paper, heating, cooking, buildings, musical instruments, crafts and toys, nuts and fruits, to medicines and mushrooms. Selling “special forest products” could be an opportunity to start your own business or earn extra money. Participants will make and take home a marshmallow popper. 17

Class B: Fun with Fair Advertising.

We will be presenting a lesson on ad creation and the students will have a chance to design their own North Dakota State Fair poster targeting a specific market. Students may give their posters to Marketplace for Kids – they will be hung in a designated area during the Bright Ideas Showcase and Contest in July. This class is limited to a capacity of 50 students per session, per presenter request. 17

Class C: See Tracks? Think Train.

Nearly every three hours, someone is struck by a train in the U.S. During this presentation, students will learn the skills they need to safely walk, bike, skate or ride near the railroad tracks. Students will also learn where it’s safe to play, where it’s not, and what they need to do when they get to a crossing. 17

Class D: Run For Your Life

Some people love to run and some people hate it. Running can be boring, exhausting, and painful, so what makes people love it? Why do some people who hate running, keep running? Why are 5k, 10k, half-marathons and marathons so popular? Learn about the benefits of running and try out some warmups, dynamic drills, and cool down techniques for running for fun or competition. This workshop is for all levels of runners from those who would like to be able to run a block to those who can run miles!. 17

Class F: Fish And Salad

Students will be introduced to aquaponics. Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics. Students will have the opportunity to seed and transplant lettuce. And will learn about tilapia. 17

Class G: WIRED: Using Tools to Make Keychains.

Students use tools that electricians and plumbers use every day to make cool keychains. 17

Class H: Power Plant Puzzle.

Can your two-person team build the puzzle with nuts, bolts, linkage and steel? Bring your mechanical skills and teammate to the challenge. This class is limited to a capacity of 30 students per session, per presenter request. 17

Class I: Tourism, Embracing the Turtle Mountain Region.

Discover the region, summer/winter activities, museums, learning experience and our neighbors to the north, Canada. This class is limited to a capacity of 20 students per session, per presenter request.

Class J: Using Creative Thinking And Problem Solving To Find Multiple Solutions.

The students will be looking at different abstract washes of color and finding concrete images that they can draw out for another viewer to see. Students will use pre-colored paper, pencils and markers to complete a design. 17

Class K: Learn All About Running a Greenhouse!

In this class you will learn all about a greenhouse operation. Students will be planting marigolds to take home. This class is limited to a capacity of 25 students per session, per presenter request. 17

Class L: Drone Discovery.

Explore how drone engineering and remote sensing can be used to solve real world problems. Think like an engineer as you design, build and test drones. 17

Class M: A House Built by a Dream.

History of Annie’s House and what we offer to the public, individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. 17

Class N: Border Patrol

This class will explain the role a U.S. Border Patrol agent plays in the community. Not only are agents here to protect us, but also are strong role models. 17

Class O: North Dakota Agriculture And Precision AG.

Did you know that the motto, “Strength from the Soil”, appears on the state’s coat of arms and governor’s flag? North Dakota ranks first in the nation in many crops produced. Chances are, every time you eat spaghetti, there is North Dakota Durum in it. In this class, you will play a game. You will learn all about agriculture in North Dakota. 17

Class P: Help! I Need Somebody

The Bottineau Fire Department and Bottineau Ambulance Service invite you to come and see how they can help when called and learn what volunteering is all about. 17

Class Q: Cooking With The Chef.

Austin O’hara will be doing a demo and cooking something up in the kitchen for the kids. 17

Class R: Lessons About Money.

A presentation that introduces students to financial concepts such as making money, choosing a job, saving money, the concept of interest, wants vs. needs and other relevant topics. 17

Additional Resources are available on our website:

Printed Materials:

To order printed copies of the tools, please contact Bob Heitkamp by email at or call 1-855-434-KIDS (5437)

Grant Funds Available!

ND Department of Career & Technical Education has grant funds available to public schools for students showcasing a project at Marketplace for Kids.

Project reports are shared with ND CTE after each Education Day to determine the grant dollars which will be sent back to the participating school/classroom.

For more information, contact Kevin Reisenauer at 701-328-3180 or