As part of our youth education programs every year, Northern Plains Electric Cooperative offers its assistance to local school districts (in Northern Plains service area) in scheduling tours of the Antelope Valley coal-generating plant, the Coteau Freedom coal mine and the Great Plains coal gasification plant. All three plants are in the same complex near Beulah.
This field trip is an interesting and educational supplement to science courses and will educate students on the fascinating electric generation and coal industry in North Dakota. The hope is for the students to come away with an understanding of the complexity of electric generations and learn about the many job opportunites available in North Dakota's energy industry.
Northern Plains Electric Cooperative will donate $200 to your school for gas or food expenses, to be used at the school’s discretion.
For more information or to schedule a school tour, contact Brittnee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-882-2500.
26 sixth grade students from Harvey Public School listened to the tour guide speak on the large engineering model (behind guide) used during construction of the generation station.
13 students from North Star High School, grades 10 and 12, pose in front of a large bucket on a piece of machinery (above picture) and take turns exploring its massivness (below picture).
17 students from Maddock Public School, grades 7 and 8, received a lesson on how electricity is made before touring the facilities.