The Forest Humus Forms Quest is an interactive game, similar to a scavenger hunt, where users navigate an area and answer questions or decipher clues about particular points of interest. The Forest Humus Forms Quest is a field-based, group activity that supports the Forest Floor Tool and learning unit.
Based on the QuestogoTM platform, a FREE mobile app (developed by 14Oranges Software Inc., http://www.14oranges.com/ ), Forest Humus Forms Quest utilizes a smartphone’s GPS to identify when the user has reached a desired location and then is prompted to answer a question.
Students work in small teams to complete the Quest by following directions and answering questions. They walk to different forest stands on the UBC Farm and observe the forest floor. Points are awarded for correct answers and are posted to a connected scoreboard in real-time.