Region 5W - Wahpeton

Tuesday, May 14, 2024



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Registration Opens

Monday, March 18, 2024

Registration Closes

Friday, April 26, 2024

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 B: A "Breakout" from Traditional Roles!

Feeding a growing world is one of the most vital future needs for all of us! In this session, students will have fun “breaking out” of lock boxes while learning about many career paths that are available to them and how these jobs relate to agriculture and feeding the world. Come and be challenged! Limit 24 Students. (23)

Class C: Customs and Border Protection

Handcuffing demonstration. (23)

Class D: DIY Breadboard Circuits

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. (23) 

Class E: Electric Motors & Electric 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 10 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 10 Students. (23)


Class F: Overview of Being a Fire Fighter

Discussion, question and answers. Chance to spray water. (23)

Class G: Experiments with Electricity

We will be using snap circuits and teaching kids about conductive materials and insulators along with Mechanical Energy and Electrical Energy.(23)

Class H: Young Workers - Talking Safety

Let’s talk about safety for young workers. Your first real job could come with real risks. Limit 24 Students. (23)

Class I: Energy Opportunities in North Dakota

Discuss what forms of energy exist and what methods are used in North Dakota to produce electricity and other forms of power. Explain the importance of energy relating to our quality of life, environment, and economic impacts to society. (23)

Class J: Career Paths in Aviation

Steam as a tool to foster entrepreneurship, problem solving, using critical thinking, and career paths to Aviation. (23)

Class K: Percussion Explosion

Come and learn how everyday items can be turned into your own instrument! This session, influenced by “Stomp on Broadway”, will allow participants to rock out to hip hop and country music! Limit 16 Students. (23)

Class L: Lessons About 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. (23)

Class M: Manufacture a Window with Marvin

Have you ever wondered how manufacturing works? Join Marvin as we discuss how we go about making as many quality windows as we can in a day for people’s homes. There are lots of jobs that make this possible, from engineers to production workers, everyone has a role to play. (23)

Class N: Intro to Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the world of problem solving and profits. In a fast 25 minutes you’ll learn how to create new products like an entrepreneur. Students will participate in a hands-on project to learn how to solve problems with creativity. Limit 24 Students. (23)

Class O: Operation LifeSaver

Railroad Safety, trespass prevention, and how to report emergencies that occur while on or near railroad property. (23)

Class P: Land Surveying and Mapping

A look inside the profession of Land Surveying and how we, as Professional Land Surveyors, help build the world around us by using technology such as Laser Scanners, Robots, GPS and Drones. (23)

Class Q: Keeping Us Safe

Hands on handcuffing, fingerprinting and online safety.  (23)

Class R: Ride and Drive

Participants will have an opportunity to drive a tractor and/or run an excavator. Limit 12 Students. (23)

Class S: Desining 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. (23)

Class T: Who Wants to be a Nurse?

We will have a variety of activities for students to participate in reflex checks, ear checks, hearing tests, lung sounds, oxygen and breathing. Limited to 16 Students. (23)

Class U: Worldwide Animal Conservation

Explore the world of conservation with Chahinkapa Zoo professionals.  Meet live animal guests. (23)

Class V: A Wildcat Scavenger Hunt!

Why do a scavenger hunt you ask? It will enhance observational and problem-solving skills, and help you to work with others, you will also practice communication and teamwork. Limited to 32 Students. (23)

Class W: 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. (23)

Class X: 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. (23)

Class Y: Oval Track 101

Learn what it takes to create a successful race 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. Limit 24 Students. (23)

Class Z: Team Building

The class will work together as teams to build an apparatus using a diagram. Limit 20 Students. (23)

Class AA: Farm Crops and Safety

Learn how different crops are used on a daily basis. Learn farm safety facts.

Class BB: Money Talks

Learn HOW, WHAT, WHEN and WHY accounting and money are needed and what they do for us. (23)

Class CC: 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 32 Students. (23)

Class FF: Welcome to the World of Welding

Welding in a Virtual World. Limit 16 Students. (23)

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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Wahpeton Class Descriptions

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Advisory Leadership Team

Janet Bell


Valerie Erickson


Chris DeVries


Sandi Gilbertson


Brenda Korinek


Heather Nelson


Cassie Orth


Katie Rauber


Kathy Schuster


Heather Weber


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