For release: February 2, 2011
For more information contact: Wayne Kurtzman, NH-DI Media Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday in Londonderry : 150+ Volunteers to be Trained to Appraise Creative Solutions for Destination ImagiNation Tournaments
Opened to credentialed press and registered volunteers only.
In less than 40 days, hundreds of creative problem solving teams from around the Granite State will compete with solutions that showcase their creativity, problem solving and teamwork skills in Destination ImagiNation competitions. With training at Londonderry High School this Saturday, the final groups of volunteers, called Appraisers, will be trained to evaluate the team solutions, led by Challenge Masters with years of experience. There are nearly 2,000 students in the New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation program around the state this year, and another 100,000 around the world.
The volunteers will learn how to put themselves in the place of some of the most creative kids in the state, and accurately judge their creativity, problem solving techniques and teamwork skills.
Who: Volunteers from around the state.
Why: They are being trained to appraiser creative solutions of Challenges that incorporate core school subjects with a focus in Technical/Mechanical Design, Structural/Architectural Design, Science, Theatrical/Literary/Fine Arts Elements, Community Service and Improvisational Techniques.
Londonderry High School, Londonderry on Saturday, February 5th 9:30 AM – 3 PM
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About New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation
Destination ImagiNation® is a leading-edge non-profit organization dedicated to teaching participants the essential skills of creativity, teamwork, and problem solving. Every year, we reach 100,000 students (from pre-K through college) across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
There are over 1.3 million Destination ImagiNation alumni around the world including over 120,000 New Hampshire alumni.
NH-DI is administered by the 501(c)3 non-profit NHICC™: New Hampshire’s Incredible Creativity Connection. NHICC, celebrating 30 years of creative problem solving programs for New Hampshire students, will run Destination ImagiNation for over 2,000 students from well over 150 Granite State schools and community organizations. NHICC also operates Camp Gottalikachallenge, our 17 year old summer creativity camps.
Learn more about NHICC and New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation at NH-DI.org, or the international Destination ImagiNation at www.IDODI.org.
Goals of Destination ImagiNation:
• Foster creative and critical thinking.
• Learn and apply creative problem solving methods and tools.
• Develop teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills.
• Nurture research and inquiry skills, involving both creative exploration and attention to detail.
• Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills (both impromptu and sustained).
• Promote the recognition, use, and development of many and varied strengths and talents.
• Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving.