Inspiration and Connection
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Welcome to the Flock, new members!We’re excited you’re here! This is a space for Goosechase creators to connect, learn, and inspire one another. It’s been a while since we’ve welcomed our new wingmates, so let's honk at the newest members of the flock. 👋 Introduce YourselfWe want to get to know you! Take a moment to introduce yourself to the community, share your location, background, interests, and what motivated you to join The Nest. Here are some prompts to inspire your introduction: 🏢 Where do you work? 🏡 Where do you live?💼 What is your role? How do you use Goosechase?#️⃣ How many Goosechase Experiences have you run? Once you've introduced yourself, be sure to explore our Welcome Guide. If you haven’t already, please explore and add a picture to your profile! We're here to support you every step of the way. @Dyresha @redswimdj @skennedydekalb @kpendray @irenetortorella @jroon @kvalkova @STEM in the Middle @charris146 @halversonbr @lorio @Cjcmcdonald @Rlove2212 @Carolyn
Sometimes my brain feels like this: (if you don’t see this, it’s the emoji of a melting face) And other times, it feels like this: 🔥, and I’m on a roll creating clever Missions with witty names and descriptions to match. 😎 And then my participants are like 🤯 🥳 and I’m like 😊 and then we’re all like 🥳 🥳 🥳 Know what I mean? All that said and emoji’d, would anyone be up to sharing Experiences they’re proud of, for others to use as templates for their own Experiences? All you have to do is create a “Copy Link” of your Experience (hit the “share” button on the left sidebar in the Experience Manager, select “copying”, and click “get link”) and share below, so we can all learn from each other’s genius!
I think it would save so much time if there were pre-populated pictures for missions. I often like to add pictures to my missions so that they are eye catching and grab the attention of the players. It takes time to comb the internet and then upload them to Goosechase. I would love it if there were a drop down menu similar to the one in Microsoft Outlook where it suggests stock images and online images. What does everyone else think?
With all the buzz around AI and ChatGPT the past few months, I wanted to see if AI could help create Mission ideas. Nothing beats the carefully curated Missions of a Goosechase creator who really knows their audience, but sometimes that creativity block is real and you need a little help. (Am I right?) Turns out, AI can be surprisingly pretty helpful.Check this out… Read more about my ChatGPT test here → Has anyone else run any cool tests with AI yet?
Goosechase is all about getting out of your seats and if the sun is out, you may as well get outside as well! Here are a few outdoor ideas to get your creativity flowing: Do your Missions involve drawing? Swap out the pencils and paper for sidewalk chalk Instead of a one-word answer text Mission, have them make the answer out of sticks they find on the ground and take a picture, or lie on the ground and spell it out with their bodies for a group Mission. Take your participants on a nature walk with a checklist of items to find. These can be simple like "the coolest rock" or "3 different leaves" or as difficult as a specific species of tree, or landmark. Instead of having participants have a coffee meet-up in the break room to get to know one another, have them take walk together around a local park or even a walk around the building at lunch. Keep your participants active by having a contest to see who can get the most steps in by the end of the week. Most phones c
📚 Welcome to Template Tuesday! Your weekly deep dive into the Goosechase Experience Template Library, home to 250+ Experience templates that are ready to run. Get inspired and customize these creative templates for your community.🌎 First up, we’re traveling around the globe with City Tours featuring major stops like New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Toronto. Just select ‘City Tours’ from the drop-down menu to get started.🌉 San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Ideas takes visitors from Afternoon Tea at the Japanese Garden and a GPS check-in at the California Academy of Sciences to the Famous Painted Ladies and a Bonus Mission to Alcatraz Island. This city tour is a creative mix of text, photo, and GPS Missions, ready for travelers to check-off bucket list items from this iconic city. You can easily copy this template and modify for school groups, conferences, and events.📬 What City Tours are missing from the collection? Interested in adding to the Experience template library? Submit an Expe
Hey everyone! As Earth Month is approaching, we wanted to share an exciting new Experience template that can help your team or community learn about sustainable practices and take meaningful actions towards a greener future! 🌱Introducing our Earth Month Challenge template, designed to provide an engaging and fun way to learn about eco-friendly solutions and take actionable steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. With this template, you can easily create and customize Missions that can be completed individually or as part of a team, making it a great way to involve your friends, family, colleagues, or community in your green initiatives.From reducing plastic waste to learning about sustainable shopping habits, this template covers a wide range of topics and offers creative solutions that anyone can implement in their daily lives. It’s a fun way to stay motivated and inspire others to join in the movement! Photo by No Revisions on Unsplash The idea behind this template is to get you
I am running a year long event with GooseChase with new monthly missions every month (usually 12-15 new missions). It would be great if you could archive old missions without team members losing their points. As we are now on the 9th month and it makes for a very large list of missions I need to scroll through as the creator. Every month I have to click and drag new missions up to the top and in the order I need. Maybe there is an easier way I am unaware of? Or maybe something to update in the future.
I think a lot of new creators would say that the hardest part of building out your first Goosechase experience is… actually building out the experience. And not to take anything away from those struggles, but thankfully that learning curve isn’t too big AND once you’ve got it figured out… you’re flying!The real struggle is… once you have your masterpiece built, what then? What’s the point of having this great experience if no one knows about it?So my question is… What are your top 3 ways to motivate people to participate in your Experiences? This can be from a promotion of your experience, communication, education, etc.
Hello! I am new to Goosechase. I have done some searching on the site but have not found what I am looking for. I am looking for a mission/scavenger hunt for High School aged youth that is Christian based, but not bible centered (i.e. related to finding bible verses). We are having our first offsite retreat since COVID (yay!) and would like to try this outdoors with them using their phones. Any help or direction would be appreciated!
So for an event planned for Xmas, we had a rail-strike announced late which meant we had to move the date. With nearly 100 people signed up to play, it was a bit of a disappointment though we didn’t want hold the event where many who wanted to come wouldn’t be able to. To cheer everyone up, I summarised the 5 things Geese can teach us about teamwork!You’ve possibly read these before, but maybe not in such a short list. Everyone loved it & our event in late January was an outstanding success.So sharing if you’d like to re-use!Geese Fly Further Together - The Flying V means each bird, as it flaps its wings, is creating lift for their fellow birds, allowing them to fly further with less effort. Geese Support Each Other When Times are Tough: When a goose gets injured, two others fall out of formation to stay with the goose until it is able to fly again. Geese Take Turns Leading: Due to the lift created in the V formation, there is no one creating lift for the front goose. This leaders
A lot of you may be using Goosechase to break the ice. We did a really interesting Q&A with Social Psychologists last year who used Goosechase in a study about talking to strangers...here’s their top advice for getting strangers to talk to each other: Give people a clear objective: It might sound like the opposite of fun, but it isn’t! Giving folks clear direction (“Approach someone in your favorite color”, “Talk to someone about what you had for breakfast this morning”) and they’ll be more empowered to talk to others. Lead by example: It may seem simple, because it is - talk to people first! If you’re hosting the activity, get the conversation started yourself!For tips 3&4, read more here: https://blog.goosechase.com/advice-for-hosting-icebreakers/
I love using seasons or holidays for inspiration and motivation to engage learners of all ages in some play, learning and fun!The weather is warming with February here and the month of March is just around the corner! As the flock begins to look for signs of green and spring, here is a game that will have participants doing a jig!https://gsch.se/game/539c51891a82436f9cfa6a3da89cdfa0/copy/
When January arrives, thoughts turn to spring and summer race season. This weekend I was in full training -mode with a 24 mile bike (on the trainer because it is well below zero) and a mile swim on Saturday, then a run on Sunday.Trying to squeeze in exercise and healthy choices can be hard when you are busy taking care of work, family and the nest!I have enlisted the fun competition of Goosechase to inspire and motivate conference participants to making healthy choices… https://gsch.se/game/1ae6a851169e4529a216a0058a10972a/copy/Any other ideas from the flock for healthy eggs of inspiration?
Vendors sponsor a conference for exposure. I have enlisted Goosechase to get attendees to flock to vendor booths and interact with the vendors that are helping make our conference a success. It is so much fun to see the vendors and participants interact to complete missions. We also got creative in our mission titles and tasks so that the vendor and/or company name was included. And, the winner got the Vendor Social grand prize (donated by the vendors). Past prizes have included drones, Alexa, Swivl, and a Chromebook! Not bad for a bunch of fun! Game sample: https://gsch.se/game/64c8299f569143b8bfe929ac4aa98a13/copy/
Hi Nest Community, We’ve assembled a list of our Community offerings where you can either participate and contribute yourself, or just attend, learn best practices and become even more successful with Goosechase. Meet The Nest by Goosechase CommunityIntroduce yourself The best way to take flight on your Goosechase community journey - meet your fellow Goosechase creators and network. Join a ‘gaggle’ (or two) A gaggle is a term to describe a group of geese. Our gaggles/groups are where you can connect with people who share your interests, specific Goose-case, and discuss what you love. Attend events Learn best practices, share ideas and make connections at our virtual events. Want to host an event for your fellow creators? Reach out to our Community Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. 🎨 Unleash your creativity and get inspiredShare templates to your own experiences Part of being an all-star Goosechase creator means you’ve run an interactive experience or two (or more) in your time,
Hello Flock!What is your favorite way to get started with planning an engaging Goosechase? Where do you get your inspiration and motivation for missions, who is your muse and how do you begin? How do you elevate learning and involvement? How do you excite your gaggle and get them to participate?I’d love to hear your ideas on this topic! Jessie
I just wanted to take a minute and share my Goosechase experience and how our school has benefitted from it.Each year my wife and I create a Road Rally through GC as part of a fundraising effort for the PTA at our children’s school while another team of volunteers works to secure physical donations (which are auctioned off as a more traditional part of the fundraiser, this will be relevant later 😉). To participate in the Road Rally, each student pays an entrance fee and receives the access code for our Road Rally Experience and that year’s custom shirt (or other branded swag) which businesses can also sponsor.As items come in we maintain a list of donor businesses which we use to create clues in our Experience along with some school related text missions and local points of interest/historical sites. The donation team is able to use the fact that there are going to be clues leading people to their doorstep when approaching a business for a donation which can help us get some nice item
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