Every year for over twenty years Maharishi School students have participated in Destination Imagination, a "fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning."
Students form teams of up to seven members, choose a challenge, then work together to solve it. Each team has an adult Team Manager who guides meetings, but the manager doesn't assist with or have input into the project itself. Through this process kids learn "patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process."
Our 2016/17 season of Destination Imagination is beginning this Wednesday with a lunch meeting for 4-5th grade girls interested in learning about DI or participating in the program. Destination Imagination Coordinator Mark Wilkins will be in the DI room, 113 in Foster Hall to present the program and answer questions - the girls are welcome to bring their lunches and eat during the meeting.
On Thursday there will be a lunch meeting for those High School students interested in participating in DI who are not yet part of a team. The location will be room 113 in Foster Hall, feel free to bring your lunch and eat while we meet!
There will be further meetings for boys and girls in the coming weeks, to be announced!
Click here to watch our video "Why Do DI?"