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2024 Sessions

Connie Lillejord of the Anne Carlsen Center presents:
OT's Put the 'Fun' in Function!

Experience what it's like to have a disability and learn how to use adaptive equipment to help you with everyday things we take for granted. Maneuver a wheelchair around a room, put on socks or button a shirt using one hand, navigate your environment without vision, use adapted equipment to help you with your meals, communicate without your voice, and try your hand at switches.


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Dustin Krueger of Stutsman County Soil Conservation District presents:
Green Thumb Adventure: Build your Own Terrarium

Discover the art of terrarium making with the Stutsman County SCD! In this fun, hands-on workshop, you'll create a self-sustaining mini ecosystem in a quart jar. Learn the basics of plant selection and terrarium design, and take home your very own green masterpiece. Perfect for nature enthusiasts of all ages!


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Collins Aerospace presents:
Flight of the Whirlybird

Band together to learn about aerospace engineering by creating a paper whirlybird (aka helicopter)! 

Test your abilities in an attempt to be the whirlybird that can stay in flight the longest, while experimenting how different variables can affect flight.


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Scott Geiszler of the Jamestown Police Department presents:
Understanding Less Lethal Tools: A Police Workshop

Discover the world of less lethal tools with our local police department in this informative workshop. Learn about the science and practical use of these tools through engaging demonstrations. This session is designed to enhance understanding of modern policing methods in a concise and interactive format. Join us for an enlightening experience!


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Molly McLain presents:
Mosaic Make and Take!: A Mosaics Art Workshop

Students will design and create their own unique glass and tile mosaic in this fun workshop that includes color theory, intro to mosaic techniques with breaking tile and glass, history of mosaics, and design in engineering theories.


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University of Jamestown's Teacher Education Department presents:
AI Explorers: Unveiling the World of ChatGPT and More

Join our workshop, "AI Explorers,"  to discover the wonders of AI and ChatGPT. Engaging and interactive, it offers a glimpse into AI basics, hands-on challenges with ChatGPT and other Large Language Models, and a thoughtful discussion on AI's ethical implications. A perfect blend of learning and fun, this session is your gateway to understanding and exploring the exciting world of AI!


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Angela Gross of NDSU's College of Engineering presents:
Off to the Robot Races!

Using LEGOS and your creativity, design build, and test mini-robots to see h ow fast you can make them go. This will give you a glimpse into the wide-world of motorsports engineering.


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Orn Family Dentistry presents:
Tooth Truths: What your Smile Says about your Health

Discover the surprising secrets behind your smile in this exciting journey into dental health. Your teeth and gums do more than just chew food and light up your selfies – they're a window to your overall well-being. Join us as we explore how your oral health impacts your nutrition, self-confidence, and much more. Get ready to become part of the Super Smile Squad, where we'll uncover the hidden power of a healthy, happy smile!

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Hailey Olson of UND presents:
Junior Aviators: Flight Simulation Adventure

Dive into the exciting world of aviation withi our "Junior Aviators" workshop! Hosted by university experts, this hands-on session lets junior high students experience real aircraft simulators. They'll learn basic flight techniques and instrument reading, blending education with fun. It's an ideal event for inspiring young minds in the thrilling field of aviation.

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Isaac Rost and Jacob Fandrich of Interstate Engineering Present:
The Sky is the Limit 

Students will learn what an engineer is and how they help shape t he world in which we live. Examples of engineering designs will be shown and students will then be creating a model skyscraper with prizes for the tallest structure.

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Dr. Jesse Arneson of University of Jamestown Presents:
Microscopic Marvels: Exploring Beneficial Microbes

Dive into the tiny world of microbes in our interactive workshop. Learn how bacteria and viruses, often misunderstood, play vital roles in our health and environment. Experience the thrill of examining these microscopic organisms under a microscope, gaining insights into their beneficial properties. 'Microscopic Marvels' is a journey into the unseen, fostering young scientific minds through exciting, hands-on learning."

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Alisha Kelim and Hope Burdolski of Gateway to Science Present:
Forensics -- the Case of the Missing Diamond Maker

Work as forensic investigators and use techniques of forensic science to analyze evidence left behind at a crime scene. Use deductive reasoning to evaluate fingerprints, chromatography, fibers, smells, liquids, powders, shoe prints, and blood evidence to determine the criminal’s identity.

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Ashley Opp and Jennifer Hayes of Medina Ambulance Service Present:
Let's Save Lives Together

What is a first responder? What does it take to be a first Responder? Let's learn some simple hands-on skills first responders use on each call. Saving lives is important and you can make a difference, too!

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Briana Bohn of Professional Eyecare Presents:
Fun With Visual Science

Have you ever heard the phrase, "seeing is believing"? It is more accurate than you might think! In this session, we will investigate the phenomenon of apparent motion by making our own flip-book animations and explore how optical illusions work.

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Jim Job of North Dakota Game and Fish Presents:
Furs and Fun!

Learn about the animals that are found in North Dakota along with handling the pelts of the animals.  Cast molds of animal tracks that you can take home.   

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Andre Delorme and Louis Wieland of Prairie Waters Education and Research  Center Present:
River Watch: How to be a Water Scientist!

Learn how and why resource professionals test the water in our rivers, streams, and lakes.  Get hands on experience using the type of equipment real water scientist use!

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Cortnie Smith of Sanford Health Presents:
Make a Match to Save a Life?

Are you A, B, O, AB, positive, negative? Blood is an essential part of the human body but, if you mix the wrong type things could go drastically wrong. Can you successfully determine the blood type of the accident victim and save his life?            

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Dr. Graeme Wyllie of Concordia College Presents:
Chemistry: Create an Awesome Reaction!

Cool hands-on chemistry experiments with things from the kitchen. Have fun experimenting and doing experiments to investigate the chemistry of items found in everyday life.            

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Alison Hanslip, Melissa Rotzien, Alexa Ducioame, and Amy Schaaf of Moore Engineering present:
Design a Road and Eat it Too!

Experiment with traffic flow and interchanges, then learn what roads are made of with a tasty example of pavement design.             

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Dr. Penny Briese of University of Jamestown presents:
The Wizard of Sim

Health care professionals today use a wide variety of technological tools to provide safe and effective care to their patients including mannequins that breathe and have a heartbeat. Come explore the simulation lab and learn about how technology is used to train nurses and doctors.             

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Michelle Neumiller and Danielle Rowell of Gate City Bank present:
Escape Room: Money Master!

Join us as we explore different real-life scenarios; choosing a bank, balancing your accounts, applying for a loan, and saving for retirement. You will have three separate puzzles to complete in this session in order to escape and be declared a Money Master!               

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Andrea Anteau of Battelle Ecology presents:
Have Your DNA and Eat it Too!

Would you believe you can see DNA? We will explore the "recipe of life" and extract DNA from everyone's favorite fruit- Strawberries! You can even take it home with you.

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Regina Olson of the Stutsman Soil Conservatio District presents:
Wiggly Wonders: Soil Superheroes!

Join us for an exciting adventure into the world of worms and soil! Get your hands dirty as we explore different soil textures and see how worms keep our earth healthy. Enjoy making a tasty 'dirt cup' treat, observe a live worm farm, and get amazed by the magic of worms. Plus, take home your very own 'magic worm' to continue the fun and learning!

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Jennifer Kross of Ducks Unlimited Presents:
How Wetlands Work for Ducks and People

Join us for “How Wetlands Work for Ducks and People,” a hands-on session where you'll become a wetland wizard! We'll dive into the world of wetlands, exploring how these natural wonders keep our water clean and support diverse wildlife. You'll build your own wetland model, uncovering the secrets of how wetlands filter water and recharge our underground aquifers. We will identify duck wings and discuss the path to become a wetland/waterfowl scientist. 

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Teather Sundstrom of VCSU Presents:
We all Scream for Ice Cream! 

Have you ever made ice cream? If so, you know that the ice cream mixture has to get really cold very quick. Ice cubes alone won't do the trick. Why not? Find out in this tasty-cold science project.

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Become a Micro:bit Maker!
presented by Michael Simons (boys) and Nicole Haugen (girls)

Tap into your inner creativity by designing and making games that you can play with your friends!  You’ll use a tiny computer called a micro:bit that let’s you make all kinds of fun projects – games, musical instruments, wearable accessories, and more.  You’ll get to keep a micro:bit so that you can design and make projects on your own.

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Take Micro:bits to the next Level!
presented by Michael Simons (boys) and Nicole Haugen (girls)

Have you used micro:bits before to design and make projects?  If so, this session is for you!  In this session, you will continue to grow your creativity, design, and coding skills so that you can make all kinds of fun micro:bit projects - games, musical instruments, wearable accessories, and more. 

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