Would you like to: explore more, learn about the natural world, have fun, meet new people, have more real-life experiences, connect with wildness, and be healthier (physically and mentally)?
You're in the right place!
Think scavenger hunt + rewilding + breakout room (outdoors) + naturalist learning + mystery + photography + The Wander Society + magic + geocaching...
Caitlyn created this journal entry for her Quest (and a cool custom stamp for her badge):
Molly shared her journal for the "Do Good" section:
Stu wrote: "Love finding patches of wild green space in the middle of cities. For example, here's West Port Garden, opened in 1910 for children in the neighbouring Edinburgh Slums to experience nature. The plot is about the same size as a house, surrounded on all sides by tall buildings. It's sometimes visited by a fox. 🦊"
"I've decided my life is best lived when I'm covered in mud, with unbrushed hair and dirt under my fingernails, and when I wake up to the susurration of trees rather than a blaring phone. Plus, I'll do anything for points. This seems to be the best of both of those things." - Elizabeth, Washington
"Can I just say how much I love this group and I feel so connected to everyone, I hope some day we can meet and exchange stories 😃" - Tammy, Virginia
"This one has been my new personal quest for every adventure we go on! Here is some of the colors we have found since starting this quest! (This has been so much fun!!)" - Caitlyn, Maine
"I'm really liking it. The quest has really gotten me to go outside more and explore the activities." - Michael, Washington DC
"I'm excited for the challenge to slow down and GET OUTSIDE! Plus I love a good game..." - Anna, Colorado
"I've always loved being in the outdoors, with family and friends or on my own. I'm excited that my son has shown the same interests. I'm looking forward to discovering more from my experiences in nature, to share with him." - Lisa, Ontario
We are a small team of Nature nerds who love exploring the outdoors, having fun, building community, and gettin' wild.
Our mission for this project is to experience more adventure in our everyday lives.
We're with you on this wild path
We'd love to connect with you in The Wildness Quest!
You will be given a monthly "map" with five sections to complete:
Each section has points that you can collect and tally.
Participants can go analog and print out the map and record everything in their field notebook or they can capture their experiences and discoveries in photos, video, audio, and text format to share with other questers.
The task is simple:
Go out into your local ecosystem, deepen your awareness, experience with all your senses, and document it in your own way.
The twist of the challenge is the nature-based mystery.... receive clues each month to solve the monthly mystery. Work with other questers or solve it on your own....
We are so grateful to all the people who showed interest in The Wildness Quest before the launch. They made this project a reality! We couldn't have done this without you. <3