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Fun Things To Do

    • Creativity Festival
      Test your creativity and skill at the Odyssey of the Mind Association booths. See artist Willard Wigan's fascinating micro-sculptures -- including one of OMER waving from inside the eye of a needle! Explore our planet at NASA's interactive booth. Also, visit the CCI pin exhibit for some Odyssey history and much more. Creativity Festival Flier
    • Odyssey Angels
      Meet the first Odyssey Angels group selected to attend World Finals. You can watch as its members showcase their creative project and how it helped their community. They will be presenting the project during the Creativity Festival, showtimes will be posted there. Also at the Creativity Festival, learn more about this community service initiative at the Odyssey Angels booth. Odyssey Angels Flier
    • Float & Banner Parade
      The Annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Float & Banner Parade will be held on Thursday evening, May 24. All State, Provincial, and Country Associations, as well as other Unaffiliated State and Country Representatives, are encouraged to submit an entry. Float & Banner Parade Flier
    • Graduation / Coaches Competition
      Support fellow participants at a special graduation ceremony held for those missing their graduations to be at World Finals. Dr. Sam, OMER, and this year's Spirit Award winner will attend.

      Afterwards, stick around for the Coaches Competition. Cheer on coaches as they solve a problem written especially for them. The competition is their chance to show off all the creative ideas they've kept to themselves during the year, so it's sure to be fun!

      Both events are held on Friday, May 25 at Hilton Coliseum starting at 7:00 pm.
      Coaches' and Officials' Problem
    • NASA E-Theater
      See images of Earth from a different point of view in the NASA E-Theater! Watch dramatic images of Earth using the latest HDTV and video projection technology. NASA Flier
    • NASA Classroom Acticities
      Come and explore how NASA studies the Earth from space. Hands-on activities will allow you to investigate different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum and discover a variety of sensors used to measure characteristics about the Earth system. Create your own Earth observing satellite by building a model from a variety of Lego components that represent different satellite instruments. Finally, weigh your satellite to determine your launch readiness and take home your finished model satellite. Activities will cycle about every 15 minutes, held in Memorial Union. 
    • Pin Trading
      Trading Odyssey of the Mind pins is a tradition that goes back more than 30 years. Millions of pins have been traded and thousands of friendships have been made during this time. No one ever thought that pin-trading would become as popular and widespread as it is today. Over the years, Odyssey of the Mind has strived to create an environment where people can trade pins without being disruptive to the competition. To keep pin-trading a positive experience for everyone, please read our pin trading rules.

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