The Dust Pugs Destination Imagination Journey to Globals
Organized by: Stephanie Dwyer
Stephanie Dwyer via Crowdrise
June 02, 2014
This group of creative kids have qualified to compete in the Global Finals for Destination Imagination in Knoxville, TN. They have been working since the fall to solve the technical challenge in this creative problem solving competition. In order to qualify for globals they had to succeed at both the regional and state competition. Please help them fund their trip from Texas to Tennessee. Thank you for supporting creativity!
More about Destination Imagination: (from the Global website)
Destination Imagination teams that advance past Regional and state/country (Affiliate) tournaments are invited to participate in Global Finals—the world's largest celebration of creativity.
Global Finals is the culminating event of every Destination Imagination season. In May, more than 1,300 teams from 45 states, 7 Canadian provinces and 13 countries gather to showcase their Challenge solutions. More than 16,000 people attend Global Finals to celebrate creativity and have fun.
Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. Our purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.
Our organization was incorporated in 1982, when we took over the charter for OM Association, Inc. In 1999, our name was changed to Destination Imagination, Inc. Since then, our non-profit has impacted more than 1.5 million participants. Approximately 200,000 youth make friends and learn the creative process through our programs every year, and 38,000 volunteers support us!
All of our programs are Challenge-based, and they teach the creative process from imagination to innovation. Our goal is to help students learn to be creative in every aspect of their lives.
Our Challenge program is our most popular offering. At the start of the season, teams choose one of seven Challenges. After weeks spent creating, developing and practicing their solutions, they go to a local tournament. Top-scoring teams advance to state or country tournaments. The top level of the tournament is our Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of creativity.
Our programs are developed annually to ensure they are relevant and align to National Education Standards, STEM standards, ELA Common Core Standards and Mathematics Common Core Standards. Every year, with the help of parent volunteers, educators, and subject matter experts, we design new and exciting Challenges for student teams to solve.
Learn more at www.destinationimagination.org