Region 5W - Wahpeton

Tuesday, May 16, 2023



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Classes Online

March 31, 2023

Registration Opens

March 31, 2023

Registration Closes

April 28, 2023

Class List and Descriptions

Classes subject to change as we continue to add classes. Class selections are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Class A: Main St ND

Learn HOW, WHAT, WHEN, & WHY to start your own 21st Century Business in today’s technological world. Learn to recognize your strengths AND weaknesses and how to attract and retain the people you need to compete and succeed. (22)

Class B: Safety Super Heroes!

Learn how Safety Professionals can be super heroes of the workplace. Learn how we eliminate hazards and save lives and money! Limit 24 Students. (22)

Class C: Electrical Motors & Circuits

Electrial Motors. For this class we will use two 20-minute sessions to explain how electric motors work and each student will build a simple electric motor that they can take home with them. Each student will build a motor kit, and then run the motor using a battery to learn how electricty make a motor turn. Grades 5 and above. Limit 8 Students.

Electrial Circuits. A 20 Minute session where we will explain how an electric circuit works to turn on a light. Students will build a simple circuit they can take home. The project will have a battery, a switch, and a lamp they will connect with wire and be able to turn the light on and off. Grades 5 and above. Limit 8 Students.

Class D: 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 today. Students will get the opportunity to look at and learn about foreign currency. (22)

Class E: Operation Lifesaver

Railroad Safety, trespass prevention, and how to report emergencies that occur while on or near railroad property. (22)


Class F: Exploring Careers in Virtual Reality

This class will provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with 360-degree and virtual reality media and to expose several careers through a series of virtual reality experiences. Available experiences will include careers in energy, healthcare, construction and more. Limit 8 Students. (22)

Class G: How Flexible are You?

How flexible are you? Flexibility is one of the most overlooked components of fitness. Let’s see where you are at! Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class H: Seed Engineering

Most plants reproduce with seeds, which come in all shapes and sizes. Plants have deveolped ways to disperse these seeds, giving the new plant a better chance to find what it needs to grow. Students will be given a variety of art supplies to engineer their own “seed” to float in water, fly through the air, explode, or be carried by wind. Limit 24 Students. (22)

Class I: Oval Track 101

Learn what it takes to create a successful racecar team, from the shop to the winner’s circle and everything in between. Also, get the chance to see a Dirt Track Sport Modified up close and personal. (22)

Class J: Japanese Language and Culture

Introduce Japanese language and culture. Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class K: Experiments with Electricity

We will be using snap circuits and teaching kids about conductive materials and insulators. Mechanical energy and electrical energy. (22)

Class L: DIY Circuit Breadboard

Come learn and explore circuit builds and the basics of electricity flow through circuits. In this session we will familiarize students with circuitry components like photoresistors, push buttons, batteries, LED’s, capacitors, and breadboards. Each build increases in complexity, and all compenents are reusable so that builds may be disassembled and recreated! Limit 16 Students. (22) 

Class M: Are You Ready For an Emergency? Let's Get Prepared!

Do you and your family know what to do in the event of an emergency or disaster? Learn about what supplies and skills can help keep you safe at home or in your community when disaster strikes. (22)

Class N: Worldwide Animal Conservation

Explore the world of conservation with Chahinkapa Zoo professionals.  Meet live animal guests. (22) 

Class O: All About Water Rescue

Richland County Water Rescue provides information on services provided, team structure, and equipment used. A variety of water rescue equipment will be displayed including boats, dive gear, command post, ice rescue sled and more. (22)

Class P: Introduction to Robotics!

This hands-on experience will introduce the student to the world of robotics and how they are used in various industries. Students will also have the opportunity to operate an industrial robot to pick up objects in their workspace. Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class Q: Sensory Exploration 101

Our senses….sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing connect our minds with the world around us. There are many situations throughout the day to provide opportunities for stimulation. You’ll engage in fun, structured, hands-on activities that stimulate both sensory and motor skill development. Come and excite your senses! Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class R: Concrete 101

Students will learn basics of making concrete and will perform a hands-on activity to test concrete slump. They will have the opportunity to explore the ready-mix truck parked on site and participate in discussion about use of concrete and job opportunities. Limit 24 Students. (22)

Class S: Who wants to be a Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist

This class will include a hands-on demo of several dental office procedures that dental assistants or dental hygienists do. What does an intra-oral camera look like and how is it used? What happens when you get x-rays in a dental office? What is infection control and how important is hand washing? How can I keep my teeth strong and healthy? Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class T: Designing Your World

We will be talking through the steps of a design project and finish our discussion by dreaming up a park of your own! Limit 24 Students. (22)

Class U: Ride and Drive

Participants will have an opportunity to drive tractor and/or run an excavator. Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class V: Motors and Magnetism

A little about motors and magnetism. Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class W: Welcome to the World of Welding

Welding in a Virtual World. Limit 15 Students. (22)

Class X: Electrical Keychains

Make a keychain out of wire and connectors. Limit 24 Students. (22)

Class Y: Power Plant Puzzle

Students will pair up in a team building exercise that utilizes their mechanical skills. They assemble nuts, bolts, linkage, and PVC into a replica of an original puzzle. Limit 30 Students. (22)

Class Z: Anatomy & Physiology

Students will look at anatomy models, human skulls, a dissected sheep brain, and dissected cow eye. Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class AA: Keeping Us Safe

Teaching kids on how to keep themselves safe in different situations.  (22)

Class BB: Make Your Own African Musical Instrument

Learn more about the music of Africa and make your own instrument along the way!  (22)

Class CC: Super-Smart Smoothies

How to handle food safety, how to use basic kitchen equipment. Make a healthy smoothie with a variety of ingredients. Limited to 16 Students. (22)

Class DD: Volunteer FireFighter

Showing the equipment used by Firefighters. Discussion on the different kinds of training it takes to become a firefighter, also fire safety and prevention. (22)

Getting Registered

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Advisory Leadership Team

Valerie Erickson


Janet Bell


Sandi Gilbertson


Heather Nelson


Chris DeVries


Lisa Kunkel


Carly Beyer


Brenda Korinek


Darrell Schreiber


Kathy Schuster


Tabitha Dodge


Dirk Monson


Past Wahpeton Education Day Guides
2018 Education Day Guide
2017 Wahpeton Education Day Guide
2016 Wahpeton Education Day Guide
2014 Wahpeton Education Day Guide
2013 Wahpeton Education Day Guide