Region 1 - Williston

April 24, 2018
Williston State College & Williston Area Recreation Center
We look forward to seeing everyone in Williston! Registration is officially open for this year’s Education Day.

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Class List and Descriptions

Classes subject to change. Class selections are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Class A: See Tracks? Think Train!
Nearly every 3 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. 18
Class B: Bridge Building 101.
Bridge Building 101 explores how engineering has impacted the development of bridges over time, including innovative designs and the challenge of creating bridges that become landmarks for a city. Students will work in teams of “engineers” to design and build their own bridge out of toothpicks and gumdrops. They test their bridges using weights, evaluate their results, and present their findings to the class. (This class is limited to a capacity of 30 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class C: ND FSA Talks Agriculture and Farm Safety!

We will take youth down the road of all things Agricultural! Including hands-on agriculture activities as well as providing some farm safety tips and teaching them about the United States Department of Agriculture! 18

Class D: Power Plant Puzzle.
Can your two-person team build the puzzle with nuts, bolts, linkage and PVC? Bring your mechanical skills and teammate to the challenge. (This class is limited to a capacity of 30 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class E: Lessons About Your Money
The more you know about how to make money, how to save money, and how to spend money, the less likely it is that you will have money problems as an adult. Do you know people who never seem to have enough money? If you don’t want to live that way, listen up. We have some good information to share with you. Also, will have the opportunity to look at and learn about foreign currency. 18
Class F: Soil Health.
We will discuss the importance of soil health and provide visual demonstrations showing the qualities of healthy soil. Also, will conduct a soil slake test. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class G: Introduction to Massage Therapy.
Introduction to Massage Therapy – muscles, bones, different tools used in massage therapy. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class H: How Many Cows is too Many Cows?
Hands on activity for the kids to think like a rancher! Chance for them to see how many cows can go into a pasture without wrecking the pasture. Activity for learning how to be good stewards of the land. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class I: Travel Matters
We will be playing a tourism “monopoly” game that teaches why tourism is important in the students communities and what the Williston area has to offer in the industry. 18
Class J: Biotechnology and Agriculture
Students will learn about what Biotechnology is and how it is used in agriculture. Also, they will get to do a hands-on project that extracts DNA from a pea. 18
Class K: Save, Share, Spend.
Students will learn about money responsibility and the importance of using their allowance money wisely by practicing saving, spending and sharing in a classroom simulation. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class L: Small Business Success
Did you know North Dakota has over 70,000 Small Businesses? Learn about Williston’s Small Businesses, how they became successful, and how you can be next! We’ll talk about everything the Williston Community does to support entrepreneurs and some fun programs and activities you can do to get started on the path to Small Business Success! 18
Class M: “📩🛅🔠💬 ⇾ 🔢➕✖️= 🔡💬”
“Send Secret Messages using Mathematics” (How text messages get sent.)
We will explore a 2 part class involving matrices and matrix multiplication.
Part I) How matrices can change a geometric shape into a new image.
Part II) Decode a secret message and send a secret message of your own.
Class N: Obstacle Course
We will keep the kids active by doing some war ups, stretching and completing an obstacle course. We will discuss the importance of physical activity in everyday life. 18
Class O: The GROOVE Experience
Awaken the freedom of self-expression, through this interactive group session connecting the power of your body with music which we call THE GROOVE! In this session, you will move your body in a variety of ways to awesome music while connecting with others and nurturing a healthy body and mind. Best part…when you GROOVE you can’t get it wrong!! 18
Class P: What’s Up Pup?
Interactive class discussing responsible pet ownership and the cost of raising a pet. 18
Class Q: Bloomin’ In Boomtown
This class will discuss the importance of getting involved in the community, making it a better place to live! We will be making potted flowers to distribute to people in the community! (This class is limited to a capacity of 32 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class R: Graphic Design: Create A Logo and A Business Card
Students design a personal logo and business card. We will discuss the principles of design and apply them to designing a logo and business card. Students learn about ideation, drafting, editing, typography, hierarchy of design, contrast and placement as it relates to design. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class S: Let’s Tall Trash!
Looking at landfills and how/why they build and operate them. Also, you will get to do a project that explains how the landfill disposes of trash. 18
Class T: Careers on Wheels.
Vehicles depicting occupations within our community will be on display. You see many of these vehicles, but rarely have a chance to view them up close or visit with the operators! During this class you will have the opportunity to observe and get a better understanding of the careers involved in operating these vehicles. This session will be held outdoors! (Please dress appropriately) 17
Class U: Hip Hop Dance Class
Whether you’re looking to get some exercise or just have a lot of fun, the dance instructors at Kay Michael Lee Studio will show you today’s hottest hip hop moves.18
Class V: A Park Ranger Life
Park Rangers get to work in the outdoors, interact with park guests, respond to emergency situations, lead hiking tours, provide information to visitors, investigate complaints, patrol park grounds, and lead amphitheater programs.18
Class W: Water Resource Recovery Facility
The students will learn about wastewater and what is done to make the water clean and safe before discharging it back into the river. After a short presentation, the student will be able to interact with lab equipment and monitoring equipment used at the facility. 18
Class X: Discover Land Surveying
Talk about the land surveying as a profession and discuss what we do.
Class Y: The Internet of Things (IoT)
The internet of things and how they function in the world around us. We will talk about Amazon Alexa, Philips Hue lights, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. 18
Class Z: Keep Your Spine In Line
This class will explain how activities like watching TV or being on your iPad too long can hurt your back and neck. A demonstration will show how your head is balanced on the top of your backbone and how looking down at your iPad can change that balance. We’ll talk about what chiropractors do and how they can help you keep your spine in line so you can grow up to be strong and healthy! 18
Class AA: DNA from Strawberries
Isolation of DNA from strawberries. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class BB: Entrepreneurship for Kids
We will teach kids how to turn their ideas today into a business tomorrow. The presentation will feature PowerPoint, video, and handouts. 18
Class CC: How to be a Millionaire!
Be prepared with the skills and education you need to get a job! And, what it will cost to get those skills and education. 18
Class DD: Healthy Eating
Students will be making smoothies and learning about healthy balanced meals and snacks. (This class is limited to a capacity of 25 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class EE: Theater
Overview of theater and what it takes to make theater happen. Theater related jobs. Model of set design. Activity: movement, voice and acting game. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class FF: Radio/DJ Proffesional
Learn the in’s and out’s of being a radio or DJ personality! CAN YOU GO LIVE!
Class GG: My Good Comes from Where?
An interactive Power Point with video about what Agriculture is and where our food comes from with a wrap up activity! Note: This class was taught last year as well. We will explore where our food comes from and at the end, we’ll make a trail mix to eat and enjoy! (The ingredients will be nut allergy free ingredients and labels will be saved for individuals to look over to make sure they are safe.) 18
Class HH: Kickboxing for Kids
We will be teaching kickboxing and basic movements to children. 18
Education Day Schedule
Schedule 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. (Teal) Non-Project Students Eat Lunch (Maroon) Non-Project Students View Projects
12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. (Teal) Non-Project Students View Projects (Maroon) Non-Project Students Eat Lunch
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

Getting Registered

Step 1

Review the registration section which provides the Education Day schedule, class descriptions and forms needed to register.


Step 2

Download the forms in the section titled "Registration Forms".  Both Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader (PDF) formats have been provided.


Step 3

Fill out the forms. When finished, submit your registration via email, fax, or mail.

Step 4

Get prepared and excited for the big day! We’ll process your registration and mail a registration packet several days after we receive your completed registration.

Advisory Leadership Team

Debbie Richter



Deanette Piesik



Melissa Meyer



Mike Amundson



Megan Kasner



Caitlin Pallai


Past Williston Education Day Guides
2017 Williston Education Day Guide
2016 Williston Education Day Guide
2015 Williston Education Day Guide
2014 Williston Education Day Guide