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This Saturday, over 200 students from around New Hampshire will meet at Southern New Hampshire University’s Main Campus to take part in hands-on training to help them compete in STEAM-based Challenges (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math) this March. They are among the over 1,200 New Hampshire students, and 150,000 globally taking part in Destination Imagination.
Destination Imagination is a global educational nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers through Challenge based team learning that builds skills vital for the Future of Work. Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication skills, citizenship and management skills are learned by participating in the program.
Our annual Dive In! training is created and designed by the alumni of New Hampshire Destination Imagination – who are part of the workforce now, but were on teams in their youth.
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WHO/WHAT: Over 200 students from around the state will learn hands-on skills in tech, the arts, problem-solving, collaboration and communication in two half-day sessions. Grades attending will range from 2-12.
There is a morning (9:15AM-12:40PM) and afternoon session (1:35 PM-5 PM). Teams may attend either.
Sessions include communications, theatrical, stagecraft, solution generation, construction, and technology related hands-on activities. Teams will also learn Instant Challenge skills that drive “think on your feet” creativity and teamwork.
WHY: To help the teams design better solutions in competition in May. Teams compete in open-ended Challenges that are based in key STEAM areas: Technical, Scientific, Structural, Fine Arts, Improvisational, and Service Learning. There is also training for our non-competitive Early Learning Challenge that allows participants to develop social and problem-solving skills.
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2020. First session: 9AM – 12:40; Second session, 1:30 – 5:00 PM.
WHERE: Southern New Hampshire University Main Campus. Contact us for detailed locations.
About New Hampshire Destination Imagination
New Hampshire Destination Imagination (NH-DI) administers the Destination Imagination program for over 1,800 Granite State students from over 100 schools and community groups. Destination Imagination builds creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills around STEAM based Challenges.
Teams start in the fall, compete in March to try and advance to Destination Imagination Global Finals in May. Each year, over 1,000 people volunteer to help us run DI in New Hampshire. Many of these volunteers are among out 120,000 alumni – those who have been on teams when they were in school.
Globally, Destination Imagination has 150,000 annual participants in 48 states and 30 countries.