Welcome to The Wildness Quest

Choose your own wild adventure...

The Wildness Quest

Welcome, Wild One!

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!

What is The Wildness Quest?

Think scavenger hunt + rewilding + breakout room (outdoors) + naturalist learning + mystery + photography + The Wander Society + magic + geocaching...

Why it's a good idea to join us for the monthly Quest:

  • Motivation to get outside and explore more
  • New adventures and new stories to tell
  • Something beyond your everyday routine
  • Experience Nature in a new and different way
  • Be part of a like-minded community
  • More time away from TV and social media
  • Connect with your inner wildness
  • Learn how to slow down and enjoy your surroundings
  • Meet co-wanderers to enjoy the outdoors with
  • Do good - protect the wild areas that need our help
  • Build a stronger connection to the natural world
  • Have fun!
  • Be able to identify your local flora and fauna
  • A way to have adventures with family and friends
  • Feel supported by others who are on this wild path with you

We love seeing what Questers are creating and experiencing in TWQ!

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. 🦊"

Here's what people are saying about the Quest:

"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

Who are the humans behind the Wildness Quest?

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!

How does the Quest work?

You will be given a monthly "map" with five sections to complete:

  1. Do good - give back to your local ecosystem or community (ie. pick up 20 pieces of trash this month)
  2. Find - a scavenger hunt of flora and fauna - identification (ie. general - find 3 types of yellow flowers / specific - pick 5 plants from your local ecosystem guidebook to find)
  3. Experiencetasks (ie. hike 5 km, walk barefoot, whittle a stick) use all your senses that month (ie. caress moss, smell 5 different flowers, etc.)
  4. Create - get crafty and make things with your hands, analog style (ie. paracord bracelet, WQ badge, walking stick)
  5. Solve the mystery - get clues throughout the month to solve the monthly puzzle and or larger mystery of the year

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....

Reconnect with your inner and outer wildness.

A Big Thanks to the Founding Members!

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

P.S. Did you know you can try it for FREE for 14 days? Give it a go!

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