2010 Trash To Treasure Competition!

Dear Youth Leader,

Looking for something fun to do with kids of all ages this summer? Design Squad, the PBS engineering reality competition series, is offering kids a chance to get in on the action this summer. Complement your summer education efforts and increase the chances of someone from YOUR program appearing on the next season of Design Squad by encouraging kids to enter.

The 2010 Trash to Treasure Competition challenges kids, ages 5-19, to recycle, reuse, and re-engineer everyday materials into out-of-the-box inventions. Three winners will win a trip to Boston to see their designs built and appear on an episode of Design Squad. Twenty-five finalists will be featured on the series website and will receive a Design Squad t-shirt. Entries will be accepted through September 5, 2010 at pbs.org/designsquad.

To help share the excitement, we have the following resources:

1. Contest Flyer
Print, post, and distribute the promotional flyer. You can find a PDF on the Design Squad website.

2. Invent It, Build It Activity Guide
Explore the invention process with kids through fun, hands-on challenges from this award-winning activity guide.

3. Promotional Language
Include a message about the competition in your announcements, newsletters and bulletin boards. We can provide you with a formal press release or customized blurbs.

4. Logo and Images
Include a web button on your website linking to our contest page. Or, spice up your newsletters with some fun signature images.

If you would like any of the resources listed above, please feel free to contact me at natalie_hebshie@wgbh.org or 617-300-3639.


Natalie Hebshie
Outreach Coordinator, Design Squad
WGBH Educational Foundation
T. (617) 300-3639
F. (617) 300-1040

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