Hello! Welcome to MN DI –
Minnesota Destination Imagination!
We are excited to share details of the new MN DI season! Due to the challenges of Covid-19, our 2020-21 season is beginning later than normal.
Safety, creativity and innovation are being combined in exciting new ways in 20-21. While the world is adapting almost daily to the presence of Covid-19, we are as committed as ever to our fantastic DI journey. In order to keep everyone safe – teams, managers, officials, volunteers, and supporters – DI is offering a new virtual experience this season. Our Challenges have been customized for distance learning, through which kids can extend learning beyond the classroom, while they exercise their curiosity, creativity, confidence, and build skills.
Our Challenges have been rewritten so that teams can solve them virtually. With Challenges being rewritten, their release is different from past seasons. The Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning Challenges will be released on November 1, 2020. The Engineering and Improvisational Challenges will be released on December 1, 2020.
In order to help our MN DI teams spend the time they want to adapt to a virtual experience, we will offer one statewide Affiliate Virtual Tournament beginning in March, with our Tournament Closing Ceremony and Celebration in April. We will not have Regional Tournaments this season; all teams will be part of Team Minnesota.
There will be interactive virtual information sessions and trainings along the way, and opportunities to meet and talk to your Challenge Masters.
Details about trainings and our Affiliate Tournament will be posted by the first week in December. The calendar is evolving daily, so check our site often for the latest details.
You can see the Challenge Previews here.
NOTE ON TEAM MANAGER BACKGROUND CHECKS:
DI Inc. requires that all team managers have a background check through Verified Volunteers. You will see this when you purchase a team number. If you have not already purchased a DI background check, please contact Affiliate Director Pamela Schroeder before doing so.
More details about the Destination Imagination are at www.destinationimagination.org.