Global Finals Here We Come!

Two teams from Chrysalis School will represent the state of Montana at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals 2012. Competing alongside 1,200 creative problem-solving teams from around the world, the eight Chrysalis students, two team managers, and one clinician will journey from Eureka, MT to Knoxville, TN on May 22 for a week of high-level challenges and camaraderie with other creative kids from more than 20 countries.

This year’s global finals provide the Champion teams, the highest titles earned at the state or country level, a range of optional and mandatory activities. All teams will compete by presenting their long-term skit and completing an Instant Challenge. Other intellectually demanding events are optional, such as Make Your Mark, an activity for the artistic commemoration of the week’s activities and the 3M Explore the Unchartedevent in which teams “transport” needed supplies to new planets.

Interaction with other teams is facilitated through a number of planned events. Montana’s team members will have the chance to trade their state Dragon Kite pins for those from other states and countries. The Fiesta Improv will allow hands-on experience with products from vendors at the finals.

You can watch live online the opening and closing ceremonies at www.idodi.org, the official website for Destination ImagiNation and this year’s global finals. Opening Ceremonies take place Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. EST. Closing Ceremonies takes place Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., EST.

To learn more about the Montana Destination ImagiNation program, visit: www.mt-di.org.