Governors Island Scavenger Hunt

Jul 14, 2017
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Soissons Landing

Ready, set, go wild! It’s time to get your hands dirty, get out in nature and set off on a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt adventure on Governors Island. The Nature Conservancy is challenging you to navigate a trail of tricky clues across this green, car-free island, where you will learn how much of a positive impact nature can have on urban communities like New York City. Between the beautiful landscapes, modern art and spectacular views of the city, this is a journey you don’t want to miss.

Thanks to The Trust for Governors Island and our partners The 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.

Work on your own, or with a team, to solve puzzles as you wind your way through both history and nature. The scavenger hunt can be accessed online from your mobile device, and you can begin the hunt as soon as you arrive on the island. Ferries depart Manhattan starting at 10 AM and Brooklyn starting at 11 AM.

To join the scavenger hunt, please visit on the day of the event, and don’t delay – the hunt is only available to the first 300 users that arrive and log in! The hunt will take about two hours to complete, and participants will have until 6 PM to finish up. After you complete the challenge, you can 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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Getting There