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About: Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

    This is a unique opportunity to witness how the young mind works without adult input. Students will have to work together to solve a problem while meeting financial, time, and spec requirements. They will have to learn new skills, push themselves further than they ever have, and learn what it means to work as a team.

At Coast: This is the second year that C.O.A.S.T. is participating in the Odyssey of the Mind program and we are excited to be able to facilitate this opportunity for our students. We will have the chance to watch young minds at work while they solve a problem with minimal adult contribution.
    Throughout the year we will participate in spontaneous fairs where students will be given a problem to solve, sight unseen, and within a specific time frame work collaboratively to solve it. At the regional fair the students will have the opportunity to perform and compete against other teams demonstrating how they have solved their particular problem. We are looking forward to witnessing the final product of all of their hard work.
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