Minot Registration

Minot registration is now closed!!!!!

Please join us Tuesday, February 21, 2017 for your Marketplace for Kids Education Day. This year, we are collaborating with the Minot State University Science Center. During your free time, please visit the many demonstrations on Geology, Biology, Physics and Chemistry located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the Cyril Moore Science Center (Building P). New class offerings are all recommendations from your students.

This year, we are processing registrations as they come in and will be mailing the registrations as soon as they are processed. See you February 21st! Thank you.

General Schedule for Your Education Day

A personalized schedule for each student will be printed on their name badge.
*Note that these times are 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. – 12:25 p.m. Project Students Present Projects at Hall of Great Ideas Showcase
11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Celery) Non-Project Students Eat Lunch
(Maroon) Non-Project Students View Projects
12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. (Maroon) Non-Project Students eat lunch
(Celery) 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 popsicle stick catapult.17

Class B: Let The World Surround You At Roosevelt Park Zoo.

Weather permitting, the instructor will be bringing a minimum of one live outreach animal with her. In addition, she will be bringing biofacts for viewing (small skeletons, skins and taxidermy mounts).17 

Class C: Lessons About Your Money.

Personal Finance – we will be discussing the responsibilities on how to earn money, save money, spend money, technology and protecting your identity. 17

Class D: Being a Police Officer.

This class will explain the role a police officer plays in the community. Not only are police officers there to protect citizens, but also to help them and be strong role models. 17

Class F: Bridge Building 101.

Bridge Building 101 will introduce it’s audience to various types of bridges and how they function. The presentation concludes with students designing and building their own bridges and demonstrating how engineers work together to solve problems. This class is limited to a capacity of 30 students per session, per presenter request.  17        

Class G: Excuse Me! Yes, Please! No, Thank You!

Every day you make decisions about how you present yourself to others. In this class, you will discuss the consequences of poor manners and the benefits of good manners, remembering that how you conduct yourself tells others who you are.  17

Class H: Product Marketing: What, Why, How.

Learn what makes your product stand out, how to describe it, present it, and get it out in the market. 17

Class I: Wired for Success!

This class will focus on how businesses utilize social media techniques to promote their brand. Topics covered will include history, safety, and several examples. Discussions will also be utilized to engage participation and increase understanding. 17

Class J: Get Up And Move!

You will get moving with this upbeat class! Want to learn some new moves, burn some energy, or just have a great time? Join in as our students teach you how to stay in shape and have fun doing it. WARNING: This class contains music, dance, rhythm and may cause excitement! 

Class K: A Day in the Life of a Firefighter!

Did you know that a firefighter responds to all calls such as: fire, hazardous waste, EMS calls, vehicle extraction, confined space emergencies and high angle rope rescue, to mention a few. In this class, you will learn about this occupation and see the equipment that is used!  17

Class L: Cybersecurity 101

Many of the things we do online everyday – shop, chat with our friends, really anything – we put ourselves at risk of cybercrime. Luckily, there are simple steps we can take to protect our digital lives. Join us as we look at look at a variety of activities to keep user safe with a password cracking challenge, social engineering challenge and network cyber battles. 17

Class M: WIRED: Using Tools to Make Keychains.

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

Class N: Exploring Electricity!

In this class, you will hook up various electrical devices and make them work. 17

Class O: 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 20 students per session, per presenter request. 17

Class P: The Road Less Traveled

Why do we make the choices we make? How do our career choices and our experiences shape the direction of our lives? How do we make these important decisions? Come learn from college students who have made these big decisions and continue to walk the road less traveled. Hands on mapping activities will help you chart your own path!

Class Q: Logo Mania

This great class will be a fun filled game format identifying businesses from their corporate logos and describing their type of business.

Class R: 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 on July 27, 2016. This class is limited to a capacity of 50 students per session, per presenter request. 17

Class S: Everything You Wanted To Know About Being A Teacher.

In this class, you will learn about a career as a classroom teacher and the other opportunities, such as becoming a librarian or counselor. 17 

Class T: Money Smarts

In this class you will learn about financial concepts such as making money, choosing a job, saving money, the concept of interest, “wants vs needs” and other topics. 17

Minot State University

Additional Resources are available on our website:

Printed Materials:

To order printed copies of the tools, please contact Bob Heitkamp by email at robert.heitkamp@marketplacend.org 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 kreisena@nd.gov.