The Backyard Pit Crew is Bitten By the DI Bug
Organized by: Cassie Scott
Who is the Backyard Pit Crew?
The Backyard Pit crew is a Destination Imagination Technical team made up of 7 kids in grades 3-5 from Greenville, TX. Our team is unique in that we are an independent team with members from Greenville ISD, Greenville Christian School, and homeschool.
What is Destination Imagination?
The mission of Destination Imagination is to develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
The Destination Imagination program encourages teams of learners to have fun, take risks, focus and frame challenges while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process
What is Creature Feature?
Creature Feature is the name of the 2014-2015 Technical Challenge.
Teams were asked to:
-Build a creature that uses technical methods to perform team-chosen actions.
- Present a story of adventure with the creature as a character.
- Use technical methods to demonstrate features of a world where the story is set.
- Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of
strength, and talents.
This year, our team incorporated our challenge into a musical which was composed and written by several of the team members. They created a creature that could fly, sing, and light up. This was completely wired by our team members! To check out our project, please visit, www.youtube.com/watch?v=aknC7T44wBs !
How You Can Help!
We have earned our way to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN by placing 1st (out of 20 teams) at the Regional Tournament and 4th (out of 40 teams) at the State Tournament. Now we need your help to get there! We are raising money to pay for transportation, lodging, meals, and our registration fees.
Will you help us get to Knoxville?!