April’s Dream Weaver Challenge

Hear ye, hear ye, the Dream Weaver Challenge for April has been announced. The Dream Weaver Challenge is a creative writing opportunity for imaginative minds far and wide to create incredible new stories—some of which may become Dream Flight Adventures™ missions! Everyone can dream, and our goal is to transform your imaginations into real-life adventures.

Who can participate?

The Dream Weaver Challenge is open to everyone:  individuals, groups, kids, adults, daydreamers, workaholics, and everyone in between.  Remember, imaginations are like muscles—you have to keep using them or they weaken and atrophy.  Individuals can participate all on their own, and the Dream Weaver Challenge also works great as a creative writing project for schools or community groups.

Also, interested organizations can suggest topics and themes.

How It Works

WowedEvery month we’ll announce a new menu of topics, divided into three categories:

  1. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  2. Social Studies, Arts, and Humanities
  3. Social and Ethical Issues

Participants select one topic from each category and weave them together into an epic adventure story.

At the end of the month we’ll review all the entries, announce a winner, and reveal the next menu of topics.

Our team is constantly transforming new cross-curricular ideas into missions for our simulators.  In the process, we draw upon stories and ideas submitted through the Dream Weaver Challenge.  So, entries in the Dream Weaver Challenge may end up as genuine Dream Flight Adventures missions.

Current Challenge Topics — April 2013

Without further ado, here are the topics for the April 2013 Dream Weaver Challenge:


Science, Technology,
Engineering, & Math

  1. Early computers
  2. Particle accelerators
  3. Robots / androids
  4. Dinosaur extinction

Arts and Humanities

Social Studies, Arts,
& the Humanities

  1. Triangle slave trade
  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  3. The Renaissance
  4. Cuneiform

Thought Provoking

Social & Ethical

  1. What makes humans human?  What rights does that entitle one to?
  2. The Ant and the Grasshopper
  3. What is Justice?
  4. When is war justified?

So there you go.  Pick a topic from each of the three categories, research it, and then write a story that interweaves the topics into an epic adventure.  It can be as short as a few paragraphs or as long as a novel.  When you’re done, submit it here.

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