Did you know that April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day? There have been so many advances in environmental protections that stemmed from the first Earth Day that took place on April 22, 1970; the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to name just a few. At LCNP we want to celebrate this special day with a fun family-friendly virtual scavenger hunt!
During these times of uncertainty, fear, and financial stress I think we could all use a good distraction. If you are into scavenger hunts, being silly, learning new things, and celebrating mother nature then this is the event for you! All you need is at least one other person to form a team with and a smart phone. We will load tons of fun challenges and trivia questions to the app that will allow your team to learn more about the environment around your home, neighborhood, city, state, and nation!
How to Play – Form a team of at least 2 people. Designate one person as the team captain and download the GooseChase app onto their smartphone. Create a team name and register your account using that team name. The day of the event we will unlock access to our game. You can join the game any time you want between April 22nd and 26th but it ends on Sunday, April 26th at midnight.
We will send out an email to all of the registered teams on Wednesday, April 22nd, with the pass code for the game. While you are playing you will select a mission from the list and follow the instructions to receive the allotted points. To complete a mission you may be asked to text in the answer, take a picture, or include a video. You will have until Sunday at midnight to complete as many missions as possible.
You will be able to track your progress against the other teams to see if you need to step up your game to take the lead! All submissions will be reviewed by the park staff. You can get bonus points for submissions that are extra impressive or lose points for not completing the task or following the rules. The team with the most points at the end wins!
1st Place Team – $100 gift card to Publix
2nd Place Team – $50 gift card to Publix
3rd Place Team – $25 gift card to Publix
When: The game will be unlocked on Wednesday, April 22nd, at 10:00 am. You will have until midnight on Sunday, April 26th, to complete as many missions as you want! You can do a few missions a day or make one big day of it! It’s up to you.
Where: Your home!
Cost: This is usually our yearly fundraiser for the education programs at Lake Conestee Nature Preserve. Due to current events over half of our field trips have been cancelled. We think it is important to offer this event for FREE given the circumstances this year. We want to give you something to have fun with and to distract from the daily grind. However, for anyone that is able we would greatly appreciate a donation to our COVID-19 Relief fund. Go to bit.ly/ConesteePreserve to make a donation. (YES, even a $1)!
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