PROGRAMS

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation funds a host of programs dedicated to supporting education and outreach opportunities and enhancing the conservation heritage of North Dakota. Programs and initiatives include:

 

Energy of North Dakota

Energy of North Dakota is an outreach and education program with the mission to open the lines of communication and improve understanding between the petroleum industry of North Dakota and key stakeholder groups such as property owners, policy makers, community leaders, media reporters and the general public. The program was created in 2008 and has since grown to include many educational and community events that are designed to give back to communities.

Learn more about Energy of North Dakota

 

Bakken Rocks CookFest

Held in two communities each summer, this free festival offers food, music, and an opportunity to meet and learn from the oil and gas companies and their employees operating in our state.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COOKFEST

 

Bakken Classic Club and Fishing Derby

The Bakken Classic Club is dedicated to enhancing habitat, wildlife and access to the outdoors throughout North Dakota. Members participate in the Bakken Classic Fishing Derby each year to help raise money for the Foundation’s conservation projects and partner organizations.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BAKKEN CLASSIC CLUB AND FISHING DERBY

 

Planting for the Future

Planting for the Future is a habitat and conservation program that provides trees and shrubs for large-scale planting projects. The program is supported by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, the North Dakota Petroleum Council, industry partners, private landowners, and sportsmen and conservation groups.

Learn about Planting for the Future

 

Al Golden Scholarship

The North Dakota Petroleum Council awards several scholarships each year to students pursuing a degree in fields related to energy.

Learn more about the Al Golden Scholarship

 

Teacher Education Seminar

This seminar offers educators the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while learning about the oil industry, touring a rig and other oilfield facilities, and getting projects, lessons, and ideas to take back to the classroom.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TEACHER EDUCATION SEMINAR

 

Pick Up the Patch

This award-winning program brings industry members and employees together with members of the community to keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events, Adopt-a-Highway programs, or just by stopping to pick up trash as needed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PICK UP THE PATCH

 

Charitable Initiatives & Partnerships

Oil and gas companies in North Dakota stepped up in a big way to help fully fund Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in every oil and gas producing county, thanks to efforts by former First Lady Betsy Dalrymple.

Learn about OUR COLLABORATIONS

 

ND Oil History

The North Dakota Oil History Project is dedicated to telling and preserving the history of the oil and gas industry in our state and honoring the men and women – both past and present – who helped build it.

The project will launch late this spring. Follow the Energy of North Dakota on social media to watch for updates.