The Psychedelic Creatures" - "Kids in Action Challenge"
Destination ImagiNation is a community-based, school-friendly program that builds participants' creativity, problem solving, and teamwork in enjoyable and meaningful ways.
DI is the world's largest creative problem solving program for kindergarten through college-aged learners, going strong in 50 states and 40 countries. Teams of up to 7 members solve one of six different Challenges, which they perform in front of appraisers at tournaments. DI participants develop life skills while solving challenges through their unique hands-on experiences in the sciences, technology, mechanics, engineering, theater, improvisation, goal setting, time and budget management, team building, and leadership. Our ultimate goal is to teach participants that through their creativity, teamwork, and perseverance, they can DIvelop creative solutions to complex problems completely on their ownTeams of five to seven members work together to apply creativity, critical thinking and their particular talents to solve a Team Challenge.
The Destination ImagiNation Team Challenge is a Challenge that is solved over a period of eight weeks or more. There are five competitive Team Challenges from which teams may choose, each with its own educational focus. Each Team Challenge is designed to be open-ended and solvable in many ways and on many levels.
- Challenge A: Technical/Mechanical
- Challenge B: Theater Arts/Science
- Challenge C: Theater Arts/Fine Arts
- Challenge D: Theater Arts/Improvisation
- Challenge E: Structural & Architectural Design
There is also one non-competitive Team Challenge, called the Rising Stars Team Challenge, for preschool and early elementary children.
Destination ImagiNation is for the whole family. We need Team Members and we need Team Managers! There is a fee of $60.00 to participate in Destination ImagiNation. This fee covers DI membership, DI materials, DI tournament registration and a DI T-shirt. If you think this is something that you and/or your family would like to be involved with, or if you have any questions, please contact our staff DI contact, Ms. Judi Thomas:
- Call the Diamond Path office at (952) 423-7695, or
- E-mail Judi.Thomas@district196.org
Visit the International Destination ImagiNation website: Destination ImagiNation