NH Destination Imagination gathering: Students to learn creativity, collaboration, STEM Skills

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NH Destination Imagination teams from 2014.
NH Destination Imagination teams from 2014.

LONDONDERRY, NH – How can you make a STEM and arts solution more creative, more innovative so it goes beyond impressing the people who are judging it? And how do you do it without any help? More than 500 problem-solving students in Destination Imagination from around the state will be at Londonderry High School Jan. 10 to learn those skills in a series of hands-on workshops.

In March, over 3,000 students from around the state will be completing in Destination Imagination Global Finals in hopes of competing with the best of over 200,000 students doing the same challenges Globally.

Join the fun:

WHO: Over 500 creative problem-solving students from around New Hampshire learning skills before the March competitions where teams use creativity and collaboration skills to solve a complicated STEM-based challenge.

WHAT: Hands-on workshop sessions where students learn and apply skills to build creativity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills to help them solve STEM and Arts based Challenges for competition.

WHERE: Londonderry High School, Café. 295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.

WHEN: Saturday, January 10, 2015. Two sessions: 9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

PLEASE CONTACT: Wayne Kurtzman (Wayne@NH-DI.org or 603-591-7906) with questions.

About NH Destination Imagination

Each year, the non-profit Destination Imagination brings 21st century creativity, collaboration, communication skills to over 200,000 students in 38 countries, including 3,000 New Hampshire students.

Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Academic tournaments take place around the world where teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to trained appraisers. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve our Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and confidence) to build on their unique strengths. “DI” is unique in that these solutions must be fully solved and created by the team members alone.

New Hampshire Destination Imagination administers the DI program for nearly 3,000 Granite State students from over 200 schools and community groups. Teams meet in March to try and advance to Destination Imagination Global Finals in May.


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