KidWind Challenge participants by their project

2019 Kansas KidWind Challenge

The KidWind Challenge is a wind energy-learning experience for 4th—12th grade students. Teams can be formed from public or private school groups, scout troops, 4-H programs, home school groups or friends on the block. The goal is to have fun building a device that converts moving wind into electricity, learning STEM skills along the way.

Participating students will:

  • Design, build, and test a functional, creative wind turbine
  • Compete with their peers in a supportive environment
  • Discover the promise and limitations of wind energy technology


This year, the KidWind Challenge expands to include four regional competitions before the statewide Challenge.

2019 Kansas KidWind Challenges

  • SW Kansas Regional – 2/7/19 (Thu): Dodge City (Village Square Mall) – register
  • NE Kansas Regional – 2/14/19 (Thu): Manhattan (Unger Complex) – register
  • SE Kansas Regional – 3/1/19 (Fri): Burlington (Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant) – register
  • NW Kansas Regional – 3/7/19 (Thu): Oakley (Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center) – register
  • Statewide – 3/30/19 (Sat): Topeka (Kansas Museum of History) – by invitation to top teams

Find more information about the events here: or contact Ryan Hamel at 785.532.3351.