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 A: Money Talks

Learn HOW, WHAT, WHEN, & WHY  accounting,  and money are needed and what they do for us. (22)

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. (22)

Class C: CareerViewXR

Come and explore high-demand trade careers through immersive digital experiences that allow people to explore careers and communites virtually. Limit 8 Students. (22)

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. (22) 

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 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. (22)


Class F: Money Does Grow on Trees!

Wood, paper, heating, buildings, musical instruments, crafts, toys, nuts, fruits, and even mushrooms! “Wood” you believe it comes from a tree? Many jobs rely on forestry and selling “specialty forest products” could be an opportunity to start your own business to earn extra money. Limit 30 Students. (22)

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.(22)

Class H: How Can Workplace Hazards Be Controlled?

We will look at safety hazards in the workplace and learn about different ways to make workplaces safer. Limit 24 Students. (22)

Class I: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the world of problem solving and profits. In a fast 25 minutes you will learn how to create new products like an entrepreneur. Students will participate in a hands-on, upcycle project to learn how to solve problems with creativity. Bonus, they can take home their own project! Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class J: Discover Japan in North Dakota

This class will provide students with an opportunity to experience unique Japanese culture. Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class K: Create Your Own Electrical Circuit!

We’ll work with some cool components to create our own electrical circuits! You’ll get to use a metallic pen (instead of wire!) to draw out your own electrical circuit to power on a light, fan, or other device. (22)

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

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. (22)

Class N: Intro to Hydroponics

Discuss traditional growing methods versus Hydroponics. Clones will be ready in the cloner and students will plant their own tomato plant. (22)

Class O: Operation LifeSaver

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

Class P: Digging Dinosaurs

Brief introduction to Paleontology and Geology. (22)

Class Q: Electrical Keychains

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

Class R: 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 S: Super-Smart Smoothies

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

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. (22)

Class U: Worldwide Animal Conservation

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

Class V: How Flexible are You?

Flexibility is one of the most overlooked areas of wellness. We will test your flexibility in different areas to see how flexible you are. Limited to 24 Students. (22)

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. (22)

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. (22)

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. (22)

Class Z: Do You Have "Treasure" Hiding in Your Trash?

Let’s sort through some “trash” and see if you can pull out all of the recyclable materials! This is a fun and engaging session where students will become informed on how they can help the environment by recycling. Participants will learn about recycling, composting, and ways to reuse items. (22)

Class AA: Ride and Drive

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

Class BB: 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 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 16 Students. (22)

Class DD: Anatomy & Physiology

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

Class EE: 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 FF: Welcome to the World of Welding

Welding in a Virtual World. Limit 16 Students. (22)

Class GG: 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 HH: Team Building

I will have the class building an apparatus utilizing their instructions and using their team. 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 V: Motors and Magnetism

A little about motors and magnetism. 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 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


Katie Rauber


Carly Beyer


Brenda Korinek


Dirk Monson


Kathy Schuster


Tabitha Dodge


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