When you’re not presenting, solving your Instant Challenge, or pin trading, come visit our Exploratorium! In this area, students and families will have the opportunity to participate in exciting interactive shows and sessions.
Location: Ballroom B
Saturday, May 21
• 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fire and Ice
• 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Up, Up and Away
• 11:30 AM -12:15 PM Dance Fusion
• 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Dance Fusion
• 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM African Dance
• 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM African Dance
• 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Jackbox Gaming Session (walk-ins welcome)
Sunday, May 22
• 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Stage Combat
• 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Stage Combat
• 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM It’s Not Magic
• 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Spin, POP, Boom
• 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Jackbox Gaming Session (walk-ins welcome)
Monday, May 23
• 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Draw Your Future with Agilities (ML,SL)
• 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Super Solutions (ML, SL)
• 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Draw Your Future with Agilities (ML,SL)
• 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Jackbox Gaming Session (walk-ins welcome)
• 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Spin, POP, Boom – LOCATION: 13th Street Underpass
Tuesday, May 24
• 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Fire and Ice
• 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Spin, POP, Boom
• 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM – Super Solutions (ML, SL)
• 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Turning Red Disney Movie Screening (walk-ins welcome)
Fire and Ice
This spectacular show thrills audiences with impressive science experiments. The event includes foggy dry ice storms and demonstrates how giant beach balls can float in the air. Students will be amazed by sizzling, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers!
Up, Up and Away!
This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Students will see an incredible exothermic reaction take place and even get the chance to watch a hovercraft in action!
Paula Chappell-Lang is a master teaching artist with more than 40 years of dance experience. In this exciting and energetic workshop, she combines elements of various dance styles into a unique and creatively new aesthetic. The class is conducted by a lead-follow approach that does not conform to any specific or defined dance style. This workshop will challenge you, encourage you, but ultimately… you will have the time of your life.
Vanessa and Rodney Gibbs will teach students concepts and techniques of West African dance from Mali and Senegal. Students will learn dances that honor kings and queens, celebrate weddings, and begin harvests.
Jackbox Gaming Sessions
Jackbox Games is the party game-making studio best known for hit games like YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Quiplash, Fibbage, Drawful, Trivia Murder Party, and more! Led by our host, you can walk into the Exploratorium and jump into whatever game is on the screen. All you need is your phone and your friends. You won’t want to leave!
With more than 15 years of stage combat experience, Richard Buswell provides students with insight into the exciting world of action theatre and film. Focus on the importance of personal safety and responsibility, physical control, teamwork, and awareness of others through staged fighting techniques. From slapstick to swordplay, these techniques can be applied to a variety of performance situations.
It’s Not Magic
This fun special event demonstrates the science of magic tricks. This 45-minute program features incredible demonstrations that help students to visualize key chemistry and physics concepts. Volunteers from the audience safely help the instructor perform cool experiments like sitting on a bed of nails. Children will leave the Mad Science “It’s Not Magic” Special Event excited about science!
Spin, Pop, Boom
You will be amazed when the Mad Scientist defies gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Jr. Scientists will be captivated by the sounds of the didgeridoo tubes. An explosion of foam will end this event and will leave you wanting more!
Draw Your Future with Agilities
By Patti Dobrowolski of Up Your Creative Genius
Sponsored by The DeBruce Foundation
What do you want to be when you grow up? Relax, you’ve got plenty of time to figure it out! However, it’s never too early to dream about your future. Join us for Draw Your Future with Agilities for a fun, interactive drawing experience that will help you envision your future. We’ll start by taking the Agile Work Profiler (www.agilities.org) to help you reflect on what you’re good at and what you like to do. (The combination of your strengths and interests are called Agilities. The Agilities are skills that help you solve challenges in DI and they also happen to be part of every job.) Then Patti Dobrowolski, of Up Your Creative Genius, will lead you through a fun way to think about your desired future and how you can use your Agilities to help you achieve your goals… and you don’t worry…you don’t even need to know how to draw!
After taking the Agile Work Profiler, nominate someone who demonstrates Agilities at Global Finals for the chance to win an Amazon Gift Card at the Closing Celebration! All nominations are due by Tuesday, May 24 at 12:00noon.
How Project Management Skills Unlock Super Team Challenge Solutions
Oh, no! That tower is going to fall! DI Super Powers to the rescue! Learn how project management skills can help your team manage risk, a project plan, and each other to create Super Solutions that stand up to any challenge.
TURNING RED Movie Screening
Sponsored by Disney
Disney and Pixar’s TURNING RED introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!