Brain Power: 3north competes, for the first time, in the 2014 Big Idea Challenge, raising over $1000 for PBS Kids. - 3north - Google+
The Big Idea Challenge is a Solve-a-thon Fundraiser for PBS Kids, the children’s programming arm of Public Broadcast Stations. PBS Kids is the inventor in edu-tainment (educational entertainment), with shows like Sesame Street, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, The Electric Company, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
In this Solve-a-thon, teams race all over the Science Museum of Virginia, solving clues and puzzles for points. The teams solving the most clues correctly, and in the fastest time, win wonderfully tacky prizes (and moderate fame and fortune).
For 3north’s first time participating, our team fared very well, solving all 13 clues correctly, and placing 5th (among 20 teams). From friends, family, and colleagues, we raised over $1000 (in just 2 days) to help introduce PBS Kids introduce a whole new generation to fun learning. It was frantic, fun, and we are ready to compete again.