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Ready, set, go wild!


On Saturday, June 17, the first ever Nature Day Scavenger Hunt, organized and hosted by The Nature Conservancy in New York , is coming to Governors Island! This scavenger hunt, suitable for all ages, will challenge you to navigate a trail of tricky clues and puzzles across the island, where you will learn about the power of nature and the benefits it provides places like New York City.

Whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned visitor of Governors Island, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the amazing nature, history, and activities on the island. The hunt is free and open to the public. Teams or individual participants will have two hours from when they begin to complete the mission from Soissons Landing, down to Picnic Point, and finally, to Colonels Row.

Come by anytime between 10AM6PM on Saturday, June 17th. Ferries depart Manhattan starting at 10 AM and Brooklyn starting at 11 AM, and don’t delay – the hunt is only available to the first 300 users that arrive and log in! You can find the link to the browser based scavenger hunt on our website June 17th using your mobile device.

Thanks to the The Trust for Governors Island, and our partners Billion Oyster Project, Christodora, Earth Matter, GrowNYC, and Public Works Department, you will have the unique opportunity to discover the incredible nature that thrives on Governors Island. After you’re done with The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Day Scavenger Hunt, use your newly found nature toolkit to continue to explore the island on your own!

New York City depends on nature, and nature depends on us. Join our scavenger hunt and learn more about the critical role nature plays in our everyday lives.

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