Mighty Butter Puppies Destination Imagination Global Finals
Organized by: Kathleen Hunt
EVENT DATE May 20, 2016
I am a teacher at Beulah Park Elemenary in Zion Il and the sponsor for an afterschool program called Destination Imagination.
Destination Imagination is a leader in project-based learning opportunities that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. Its academic challenges are designed to teach kids how to think, not what to think, and then present their solutions at regional and state tournaments. Each year, DI competitions begin with a regional tournament, where team solutions are assessed by a panel of trained appraisers, ranging from educators to artists to engineers. Each team solution is scored on a variety of elements, including originality, workmanship, presentation and teamwork. Teams with the highest scores advance to the Affiliate (state or country) tournaments. The top-tiered teams from the Affiliate tournaments advance to Global Finals. Destination Imagination, Inc. dedicates itself to enriching the global community by providing opportunities for learners of all ages to explore and discover using the creative process from imagination to innovation. My team, The Mighty Butter Puppies placed 3rd in the state tournament and earned a spot at Global Finals. We are in need of money for tournament fees, lodging, food, and travel expenses to Knoxville Tennesse. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these deserving kids and all donations are so appreciated.