On March 9, 2017 afterschool students from West fargo, Dickinson, Jamestown, Bismarck and Grafton gathered at the ND Capitol's Memorial Hall to educate and showcase the importance of out-of-school time, but also got to have A LOT of FUN with legislators!
Student-led activities included underwater remote-controlled vehicles; Makey Makey (innovative project that combines the tactile materials of the classroom with the coding projects students create on the computer to bring their creations to life); motor-operated K'Nex cars and ferris wheel; milk rainbows (creating chemical reactions with powdered sugar and food coloring); Mindworks (hands-on, interactive, educational materials that engage students in multi-sensory learning experiences) and robotics.
The day kept building with excitement as students received a visit from N.D. Governor Burgum PLUS an invitation from Lieutenant Governor Sanford to sit in the House and Senate balconies during session. It was an amazing opportunity for students to experience government first hand. After seeing the legislators in action, one student proudly shared, "This is what I want to do when I grow up!"