For more information contact: Wayne Kurtzman, NH-DI Media Relations,  wayne.kurtzman@nh-di.org

 

Friday Night: Global Finals “Team New Hampshire” Meet in Londonderry

Parents, Team Members learn what to expect at the World’s largest creativity competition event

 

Editor’s note: This is for credentialed media only.

 

New Hampshire student teams that have advanced to Destination ImagiNation Global Finals take a break from their fund-raising to meet each other, learn about competing at the world’s largest creative problem solving competition and spoil their dinner with ice cream on Friday night in Londonderry. Lots and lots of ice cream.

 

“Team New Hampshire” is made up of the 39 teams that have advanced through several levels of New Hampshire Destination ImagiNation competitions. Teams competed in challenges that tested their creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. Each challenge is based in core school subjects with a focus that is based in science, technology, the arts, engineering, math or social learning.

In all, almost 300 teams competed for these precious 39 slots.

WHO:     Teams from around state who will represent New Hampshire to compete with virtually every state, Canadian province and 13 additional countries at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals from May 23-26 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Included are teams from Londonderry, Derry, Nashua, Windham.

 

WHAT:   They will learn from experienced team members, alumni and NH-DI board members what to expect when competing and visiting with the over 1,200 teams from around the world at Global Finals. Adults (parents and Team Managers) will be briefed separately.

Teams will also practice their “think-on-your-feet” Instant Challenge skills. These are designed to be visual for photos.

 

WHERE: Londonderry High School Café. (Directions: http://www.nh-di.org/2010/01/directions-londonderry-high-school/)

 

WHEN: Friday, May 4 from 5:45 to 7:45 PM.

 

Tentative time schedule

6-7 PM: Instant Challenge

7-7:30:   What to expect at Global Finals

7:30        ICE CREAM!

 

 

CONTACT: Wayne Kurtzman, wayne.kurtzman@nh-di.org

 

PRESS KIT: www.NH-DI.org/press

 

 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 29th 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.