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In the fall, over 3,000 Granite State students joined Destination Imagination teams to build life-long skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication – with a sense of confidence. This Saturday at Londonderry High School, over 200 volunteers will be trained to appraise those skills at March competitions.

WHO: Over 200 NH-DI volunteers from around New Hampshire

WHAT: Often visual training for over 200 volunteer Appraisers who will judge creative Destination Imagination team solutions in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning Challenges. This will be at March tournaments.

WHERE: Londonderry High School

WHEN: Saturday, February 1 from 9 AM – 3 PM (best photos 10-noon; 1-2:30)

Team building exercise from last year's Appraiser Training,

Team building exercise from last year’s Appraiser Training,

Each year, Destination Imagination or DI offers seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. The areas of focus include: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Structural and Service Learning. There is also a non-competitive Early Learning Challenge that allows participants to develop social and problem solving skills.

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.

Destination Imagination is preparing the next generation of innovators and leaders with creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.