UW-Green Bay welcomes Destination Imagination Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament on Saturday, April 1


Green Bay, Wis. — Thousands of students, teachers and parents will converge at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus location Saturday, April 1, 2023, for the 2023 Destination Imagination (DI) Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament.   

Students ages 5 to 18 will participate in the Destination Imagination Challenge Experience that includes six competitive Team Challenges that are rooted in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) concepts. Students form teams of up to seven members, select their preferred Challenge, and work together to develop their Challenge solution. Teams have been working on their Challenge for months leading up to the tournament. 

Teams are also required to engage in Instant Challenges, which require students to think under pressure to produce a solution on the spot. 

Team Challenge solutions are presented in front of live audiences, while Instant Challenges are tackled confidentially. Both Team Challenge and Instant Challenge solutions are assessed by trained volunteer Appraisers. Scores for these components determine advancement to the next level of tournament. Teams that advance past Affiliate Tournaments will be invited to Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri, in May. Rising Stars (5K through 2nd grade) participate non-competitively.  

Participants and their families will begin registration at 6:30 a.m. Three Destination Imagination sections in Wisconsin will be represented at three grade levels: elementary, middle school and high school.  

Competitions begin at 8 a.m. at the Kress Events Center, Mary Ann Cofrin (MAC), Wood Hall and the Union. Directions and campus maps are available on the website.    

UW-Green Bay chancellor Michael Alexander welcomes competitors and guests to campus with the hope that their experience is “memorable and meaningful.” 

UW-Green Bay and Destination Imagination are committed to providing new and exciting experiences for students that might help them bridge the gap between school and future careers with imagination and curiosity.  

If you have any questions about the 2023 Destination Imagination Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament, please visit www.uwgb.edu/destination-imagination or contact Shaun Buntjer, Program Specialist at buntjers@uwgb.edu. If you would like to learn more about Destination Imagination, please visit www.destinationimagination.org/    

About Destination Imagination (DI) 

Destination Imagination (DI) is a global educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers. 

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu 


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