Partnership will provide STEM-based, 'science is fun' philosophy to more elementary-age students
Einstein in a Box, a product of Academics in a Box, today announced its partnership with Destination Imagination, a non-profit volunteer-led organization dedicated to teaching students the creative process through STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts and service learning challenges. As part of this partnership, Einstein in a Box will be participating in Destination Imagination's Global Finals 2014 Innovation Expo, as well as hosting a special Facebook giveaway for Destination Imagination participants.
"Partnering with Destination Imagination is the ideal collaboration for Einstein in a Box because they are the gold standard for young minds to creatively problem solve," said Elaine Hansen, co-founder of Einstein in a Box. "We believe Destination Imagination aligns perfectly with our core beliefs of presenting science in a fun, hands-on and creative way."
Einstein in a Box is the brainchild of Hansen and company co-founder, Monica Canavan. Both women have a background in education with private industry experience. They wanted to create something to inspire critical thinking and a genuine love of learning in children, and came up with the idea of a unique monthly subscription box service that also includes online learning and extended activities. Each monthly box guides children through the engineering design process and scientific inquiry. Children also can visit an online portal to learn more about that month's theme and participate in additional activities.
"Our monthly boxes are similar to what participants experience through Destination Imagination. Kids will investigate, brainstorm, plan, test, build and redesign throughout their projects," said Canavan. "Our boxes contain everything the child needs to complete the activities, experiments and design challenge. Not only will kids have fun and be eager to learn more with each Einstein in a Box, they can engage their imaginations and apply critical thinking to achieve their desired outcome."
To celebrate the partnership, Einstein in a Box is hosting an exclusive Facebook giveaway for Destination Imagination participants. For liking Einstein in a Box's Facebook page, each participant will be entered into a drawing to win a free, one-month subscription to Einstein in a Box (a $27 value). The giveaway will be held Monday, February 10-Saturday, February 15. Destination Imagination participants can learn more by visiting www.Facebook.com/EinsteininaBox.
About Destination Imagination
Destination Imagination, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization which constructs fun and engaging challenges that teach the creative process from imagination to innovation using inquiry-guided, team-based learning. More than 200,000 students worldwide participate annually in the 21st century skills program under the guidance of 38,000 passionate volunteers. To learn more, please call 1.888.321.1503 or visit DestinationImagination.org.
About Einstein in a Box
Einstein in a Box, a product of Academics in a Box, is a comprehensive monthly STEM subscription service available for children, ages eight and up. Einstein in a Box is the brainchild of scientists, parents, educators and business owners who have worked in the private sector of the science community. Our purpose is to provide children with an opportunity to apply his/her imagination, determination and innately inquisitive nature by offering a monthly STEM project using the Engineering Design Process. Each Einstein in a Box gives children the opportunity to engage their imaginations, apply critical thinking, and most importantly, have fun while learning. For more information, visit us at www.EinsteininaBox.com.