Region 7 - Bismarck

April 12, 2018
State Heritage Center

See you in Bismarck April 12!

Classes Online
February 22, 2018
Registration Opens
February 22, 2018
Registration Closes
March 22, 2018
Class List and Descriptions
Classes subject to change. Class selections are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Class A: Strange New Planet

Students work in teams to explore a newly discovered planet via roles as: an astronomer, a satellite, a flyby space craft, and an orbiter. Experience the process NASA goes through in mission design while observing and recording data. (This class is limited to a capacity of 30 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class B: See Tracks? Think Train!
Nearly every three 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 C: STAR WARS: A Coding Challenge

Star Wars themed game that will give kids hands on interaction with coding strategies. (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class D: Making Light
In this class, you will cover a brief overview of a copper atom, how it becomes energized, and then learn how that can be used to create a flow of electrons. Connect a small battery to a fuse, switch, and light bulb – find out how it works, and then get to turn it on! (This class is limited to a capacity of 24 students per session, per presenter request.) 18


Class E: 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 32 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class F: 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 32 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class G: Using Fossils to Tell Time

A brief and generalized over view of how paleontologists use the fossil record to tell time, primarily small fossil mammals. A discussion of techniques used to collect and discover these micro fossils will also be included. 18

Class H: Exploring North Dakota with University of Mary Marauders

Ahoy Mateys! University of Mary student Marauders invite you to embark on a pirate adventure as you search for North Dakota treasures in the interactive and exciting Inspiration Gallery. You will be guided through the rich and varied history of North Dakota that has been shaped by its people across time and place. Spun from common threads, the stories of the past and the present combined with our hopes for the future unite us across time. So, claim your treasure map and let the journey begin! Arrr! Your Marauder guides will take you through four thematic areas: Agricultural Innovation, Conflict and War, Our Lives and Our Communities, and Cultural Expressions. So all hands on deck as you explore, interact, play games, and have fun searching for North Dakota treasures! (This class is limited to a capacity of 64 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class I: Gallery of Innovation & Engagement

Join University of Mary students and staff as we embark on an exciting and engaging scavenger hunt learning about Early Peoples! This gallery is devoted to the Native peoples of North Dakota, which began more the 13,000 years ago when people first began to migrate into North Dakota! Have fun learning and interacting with hallmarks of human innovation during this time, including the invention of the bow and arrow and creation of clay pottery! Look inside a tipi and imagine it as your home. (This class is limited to a capacity of 80 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Class J: Walking Through Prehistory

Take a guided tour through North Dakota’s prehistory in the Adaptation Gallery. Discover life that lived long ago, where we find it now, and what could be lurking in your own backyard. Starting with the oldest surface rocks in ND, dive into our Underwater World, and make your way to the Frigid Ice age, stopping in between to admire dinosaurs, avoid crocodiles, and bask in a savanna. (This class is limited to a capacity of 32 students per session, per presenter request.) 18

Getting Registered

Registration Instructions

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Registration Part 1

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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

Kent Ellis


Shannon Chaussee


Marilyn Kipp


Mirijke Leibel


Jonathan Anderson


Dr. Michael Taylor


Molly Herrington


Past Bismarck Education Day Guides
2017 Bismarck Education Day Guide
2016 Bismarck Education Day Guide
2014 Bismarck Education Day Guide
2012 Bismarck Education Day Guide