Region 5 - Wahpeton

May 15, 2018
North Dakota State College of Science
Wahpeton is one of our largest Education Days with over 1000 students participating from dozens of area schools. We’re looking forward to a fun 2018 Education Day with new classes!
Classes Online
March 29, 2018
Registration Opens
March 29, 2018
Registration Closes
April 24, 2018

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Class List and Descriptions
Classes subject to change. Class selections are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Class A: How to Start a Business
Kids will go through a process of writing a business plan for the business ideas and share with the rest of the group. 18
Class B: Basics for an Electrician
We will have the students working with conductors (non-powered of course) and raceways. The students will be shown basic skills for an electrician and then get to practice the skills their self. This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class C: Power Plant Puzzle
Students will pair up in a teambuilding exercise that utilizes their mechanical skills. They assemble nuts, bolts, linkage, and PVC into a replica of an original puzzle. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class D: How Flexible Are You??
We will do various tests to see how flexible you are. We will check your low back, hip and hamstring flexibility. 18
Class E: Water Safety
Class will teach the basics of Water Safety. 18
Class F: Ride & Drive
Students will select what they want to operate and go for a drive. You can choose from an over-the-road truck, pay loader or ag tractor. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class G: Explore the Fire Service
During the firefighter session students will have the opportunity to interact with local fire department personnel, ask questions and learn about the process of becoming a volunteer or professional firefighter. In addition to hand-on demonstrations, the session will feature several working firefighters who will speak to the challenges and rewards of a job in the fire service. 18
Class H: Emotional Intelligence – Inside Out
Students will explore the concept of emotional intelligence and learn to identify and use their strengths and weaknesses. Games and video clips will be used to enhance comprehension. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class I: Virtual Welding
Discover the world of welding in a virtual environment. Try welding without smoke, sparks, and heavy steel. It’s almost better and more fun than actually welding! (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class J: Who Wants to Be a Nurse?
Students will have hands on learning with nursing lab equipment. (This class is limited to a capacity of 8 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class K: All About Water Rescue
Richland County Water Rescue Team Members will display rescue equipment and offer a short presentation on rescue equipment, team training and team responsibilities. Our specialized equipment includes scuba gear, rescue boats, rescue trucks, a command post, ice rescue gear, through bags, search lights, safety equipment and more. (This class is limited to a capacity of 40 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class L: Staying Safe
Do you know how to stay safe during a dangerous situation at school, in your community, or at home? Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will show you how to prepare for the unexpected. Preparing makes sense.18
Class M: Introduction to Robotics
Students will be introduced to the world of industrial robotics. They will discover how robots are used to help make the products we use every day and why we would use robots for these tasks. The students will also operate robots to perform a basic task. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class N: STOMP
Ever want to make music by banging on trash cans or stomping on wood blocks? In this session we will make music by using everyday items. Making noise is required. (This class is limited to a capacity of 8 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class O: Who Wants to Be a Dental Assistant or Dental Hygienist?
This class will include a hands-on demonstration of several dental office procedures that Dental Assistants or Dental Hygienists preform. What does an intra-oral camera look like? How is it used? What happens when you get x-rays in a dental office? What do your teeth look like on an x-ray? How do you keep your teeth healthy? (This class is limited to a capacity of 30 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class P: 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! 18
Class Q: Concrete 101
Have you ever wondered what components make up concrete? In concrete 101 students will learn how cement goes from a powder to our everyday driveways and buildings. Students will have the opportunity to perform a slump test and feel the texture of ready mix before it has hardened. The students will also get to see a ready-mix truck and how concrete is delivered to job sites. 18
Class R: Going Virtual: An Entrepreneur’s Guide
This class will focus on how an entrepreneur can utilize the many ways virtualization is able to make their life much easier. They can focus on success and not worry about keeping their technology safe, secure, and operational. The presentation will feature real-life examples and demonstrations. 18
Class S: Are You Ready?
Do you and your family know what to do in the event of a natural or man-made disaster? Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will show you how to prepare for the unexpected. Preparing makes sense.18
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! 18
Class U: 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 real Dirt Track Modified up close and personal. 18
Class V: Ambulance/EMS Careers
EMS related activities. 18
Class W: Pizza Box Solar Ovens
We will be making Solar Ovens. 18
Class X: Operation Lifesaver
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. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18
Class Y: Entrepreneurship: Is it as hard to do as it is to spell?
What does it take to start and run your own business.
Class Z: Refreshing Smoothies
Making fruit smoothies. Measuring product and using blenders will be supervised when using any and all equipment. Yogurt and fresh and frozen fruit.
Class AA: NASCAR Pit Stop

A wheel and tire removal challenge using power tools and torque wrenches etc…can YOU make the team??? (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class BB: Cybersecurity In a Digital World
Stay safe and smart when you ventureonline at home and school!
Class CC: Are You Ready For A Job??

We will cover first impressions, tips in completing applications, interview tips, employer expectations and ND Youth Employment Laws. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class DD: So You Think You Might Want To Be A Medical Doctor??

We will discuss what education and time commitments it takes to become a physician. Also learn how to take a blood pressure. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class EE: Drones and 3D Reality Sandbox

Students will learn how drones are used in Land Surveying, such as setup, navigation through obstacle courses, and processing data. Students will also be able to build 3D earth models in the Augmented Reality Sandbox. (This class is limited to a capacity of 16 students per session, per presenter request.) 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

Justin Neppl

Chair

Sarah Abel

Co-Chair

Cheryl O'Meara

Co-Chair

Valerie Erickson

Member

Wanda Mauch

Member

Alissa M. Johnson

Member

Darrell Schreiber

Member

Chris DeVries

Member

Kathy Schuster

Member

Karen Bajumpaa

Member

Brenda Korinek (Satreaas)

Member

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