Ever see some new tool or useful gadget and think --why didn't I think of that? Or, wonder, who DID think of that?
Marketplace for Kids is a statewide, non-profit organization which encourages students in third through eight grade to use their creative-thinking and problem-solving skills to come up with inventions--and even business ideas.
The best ideas are selected for competition, known as the "Bright Ideas Showcase and Contest" which is held during the North Dakota State Fair.
One of the winners joins me live on tonight's KX News at Five: Ethan Bowman is a 6th grader from Gussner Elementary School in Jamestown. He was the first place winner in the Invention Category for his invention of the EZ GRO, a self-watering plant system. Ethan also received a special award for Innovation in Agriculture. In an interview on set, Ethan will explains the EZ GRO, its benefits, applications and future.
We also want to let you know about a pledge drive happening this Friday, September 21st on Clear Channel radio stations across the state. Be sure to listen live from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You will learn much more about the story of Marketplace for Kids and how you can help ensure its future for thousands of kids across North Dakota.
The phone number to call to make pledge to Marketplace for Kids is 1-855-434-KIDS (5437.