Welcome to the Eureka District Destination Imagination Website! Each school year, we have approximately 15 teams participate in Destination Imagination throughout our district's schools.
Interested in joining Destination Imagination? There will be an information night in September in the Olympus multipurpose room. Come join us and see if Destination Imagination is a good fit for your child. This meeting is for interested parents and students from kindergarten all the way through eighth grade.
Destination Imagination is a program which provides structured, team problem-solving competitions. Teams are given a wacky, mind-bending challenge with a set of guidelines in which they are to creatively produce a solution. The solutions include some kind of building, design, written, and performance components. Through these challenges, creativity and teamwork are emphasized. The teams are encouraged to try something different, to experiment, to stretch. Each team member is recognized for his/her strength and contribution to the team. Every student benefits from this program and learns to be successful in a variety of situations. If you enjoy sharing ideas, thinking outside the box, and having fun, come join this enthusiastic group of students and adults. A team of 4 - 7 students and an adult coach/manager will have until March 5, 2016 to develop a creative solution to your choice of one of the challenges. This year's Challenges are described briefly below. As a team, you will present this solution with other Region 1 students at the Regional Tournament to be held on March 5, 2016 at Olympus Junior High School in Roseville. Competition levels are Primary (noncompetitive, K-2nd), Elementary (3-5th), Intermediate (6-8th), Secondary (9-12th), and University-Military.
Show & Tech - Technical
- Present a show that includes an opening act and headlining act. Design and build a stage. Enhance each act with a technical effect to amaze the audience.
Top Secret - Scientific
- Create and present a story about a secret mission. Research and apply methods from cryptography and steganography to reveal secret messages. Design and create a gadget that appears to be an everyday item.
Create and integrate a disguised character into the story.
In It Together - Structural
- Design, build and test multiple free-standing structures that work together. Develop a strategy for placing structures to hold as much weight as possible. Develop and present a collaborative solution to a global issue.
Vanished! - Fine Arts
- Research the meaning, roles and uses of colors. Present a story about how the disappearance of a color changes the world. Create a colorful character that is involved with the color's disappearance.
3-Peat - Improvisational
- Create three improvisational skits from the same story prompt. Present each skit in a different performance genre. Portray a different stock character in each skit. Enhance each skit with props.
Ready, Willing & Fable - Service Learning/Project Outreach
- Identify, design, plan and carry out a project that addresses a real community need. Create a live presentation of a team-created fable that integrates information about the project. Include an impact prop and a character that changes appearance.
Save the Day - Rising Stars (K-2nd grade only) - Non competitive
- Learn about simple and complex machines. Use simple machines to build a new invention. Create a play that tells a story about how the new invention helps to save the day. Create props, scenery and costumes to help tell the story.