On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Montana students will have their problem-solving, collaboration and creativity skills tested at the Montana Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament. Student teams will be leveraging these skills in solving open-ended challenges based in science, technology, the arts, engineering, math and service learning. Competitions will begin at 10:00 AM at the UMW athletic complex in Dillon, Montana.
Over 1400 teams attended the 2016 Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of May.
ACRONYM the elementary team from Irving School placed 5th in the Fine Arts Challenge – Get A Clue.
The Creative Colors the elementary level Bozeman Home School team placed 13th in the projectOutreach Service Learning Challenge – The Meme Event.
Advantage of Confusion the middle level Bozeman Home School team placed in the Technical Challenge – Pace of Change.
Kinda Cheesy the secondary level Bozeman Home School team placed in the Scientific Challenge – In Plain Sight.
Montana teams will head to Dillon on April 2, to compete in the Montana Destination Imagination Affiliate Finals. Teams of students from Early Learners to High School will have worked for the past three to five months to create unique solutions to this year's Destination Imagination mind-bending Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning.
Destination Imagination creates the Challenges to call on student skills and talents in many areas, including scientific understanding, theatrical performance, technical prowess, improvisation, and structural engineering. DI teams have spent weeks perfecting their Challenge solutions, and their presentations typically are bursting with distinctive creativity and innovation. The event is open to the public, and visitors and media are encouraged to attend.
Teams have been working hard to develop creative solutions to this year's challenges. Appraisers have been trained on the ins and outs of scoring the teams. Schedules have been created and volunteers recruited. Please encourage your family, friends, teachers, and anyone who enjoys creativity to come watch the tournaments this year. The links below will take you to the Tournament Programs and required forms and information.
The Western Regional Tournament will host teams from Darby, Frenchtown, Hamilton, St Regis, and Troy on February 27 at Frenchtown Elementary School from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
The South Central Regional Tournament will host teams from Belgrade, Bozeman, and Dillon on March 5 at Manhattan Public Schools from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Five Montana teams joined the 1470 teams from around the Globe to showcase their solutions to this year's DI challenges.
The Montana Teams came with an Eye for Creativity and a Nose for Innovation.
The Improv team, The Exotic Roller Skating, Bubble-Blowing Alpacas, from Irving School in Bozeman placed 14th out of 77 teams in the Elementary level of Improv Games.
The Irving Dreamer's for LIfe placed 27th in the Elementary Level and the Darby Duck Tape Nation placed 26th in the Middle Level of Feary Tales.