UW-Green Bay Welcomes Destination Imagination Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament on Saturday, April 9

UW-Green Bay to host DI Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament, April 9
UW-Green Bay to host DI Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament, April 9

A New Season of Creativity is Here!

Green Bay, Wis. — Thousands of students, teachers and parents will converge at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Green Bay Campus) Saturday, April 9, 2022, for the 2022 Destination Imagination (DI) Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament.

Students from 8 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.

Participants and their families will begin registration at 6:30 a.m. Ten Destination Imagination regions in Wisconsin will be represented at three grade levels: elementary, middle school and high school. As part of the Destination Imagination educational experience, Rising Stars or early learners in grades K-2 may participate non-competitively in any one of the ten Regional Tournaments throughout the state by showcasing their creative talents.

Competitions begin at 6:45 a.m. at Mary Ann Cofrin Hall (MAC Hall), Wood Hall, Rose Hall and the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on campus. Directions and campus maps are available on the website https://www.uwgb.edu/maps/green-bay/.

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 2022 Destination Imagination Wisconsin Affiliate Tournament, please visit www.uwgb.edu/destination-imagination or contact Jason Mathwig, executive manager of Education Outreach at mathwigj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2267. 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 the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,276 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. 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. UW-Green Bay is the fastest growing UW school. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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