McHenry County Conservation District hosts a summer-long outdoor scavenger hunt – Shaw Local

McHenry County Conservation District invites visitors to “Find Your Wild” and take part in an interactive journey through the county’s public open spaces all summer long. The 2024 challenge starts over Memorial Day weekend on May 25th and ends over Labor Day weekend on September 2nd.

Participants can use the Goosechase app on their phone to participate in this scavenger hunt, which combines the virtual and natural worlds. Points are earned by visiting and checking into natural areas, sharing photos, completing recreational activities and answering trivia questions. Find Your Wild Challenge prizes include stickers featuring plants, animals and activities that represent the district’s mission and conservation efforts.

Last year’s Find Your Wild challenge recorded more than 1,100 participants who logged into protected wildlife areas more than 5,400 times and submitted more than 5,200 photos to complete missions. The campaign won the Outstanding Program Award at the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association’s annual conference and will be featured in an upcoming issue of the association’s magazine.

For more information about the 2024 Find Your Wild Challenge, visit