Three Rivers Park Foundation with the Three Rivers Parks District has used the mooveGO app to create their own scavenger hunt. The Nature Quest Virtual Scavenger Hunt aims to give back while getting families outside and exploring nature.
This is the second year of the event take place. The foundation used another app in the previous event, but they decided to switch to mooveGO as our app has more features and better pricing that allows them to raise more money for their cause.
It is a four-day event where participants pay $25 and allows them to explore eight different parks around the Twin Cities. Each participating park has its own set of challenges in designated areas.
Don Winter is a volunteer board member with the Three Rivers Park Foundation and says the challenges are questions about the parks and nature.
“It’s a real teaching experience, it’s a fun experience as they [participants] go through, and as you complete a challenge, then it disappears from your phone, and then you walk a little further and go onto the next challenge,” White said.
Prizes will be awarded to the top teams and randomly selected players. The real quest, though, is to raise money to send kids to Explorer Camps through the Three Rivers Park Program.
Executive Director of the Three Rivers Park Foundation Chris Boyer says camps and programs are for underrepresented communities.
“Through these camps, the kids get the opportunity to interact with animals,” Boyer said. “They also go to the Three Rivers Parks, they get to play in the ponds, they get to analyze the water, so just these wonderful environmental and nature experiences.”
More information on Nature Quest is available here.