Teambuilding at the Zoo
Experience an exciting full-day at a zoo near you with ZooQuest and
Youve sat in conference
rooms, played team games, and maybe even dangled from ropes, and now youre
looking for something different
Your group is greeted by late
19th Century music playing in the background. A visually stunning untamed
jungle slideshow is displayed on the screen. Each person puts on a Khaki
Jungle Adventure cap and they discover that the year is 1912. They are all a
part of an expedition off the coast of Africa. Their mission is to race to
save an endangered species of gorilla from poachers.
In order to do so, your team
must establish a base camp on the island and set up a series of
communication and observatory towers. Throughout this three-hour activity,
teams acquire new information that rewards flexibility and inter-team
communication. Unexpected events cause teams to improvise, adapt and
collaborate with other teams to accomplish the objectives.
Jungle Adventure is a fast-paced
team building simulation that requires effective collaboration, leadership,
planning, and communication. An unlimited number of teams of five to six
individuals must make their way through the uncharted African jungle. Only
teamwork will save them now. Teams have just twenty days to accomplish a
series of missions on their way to achieving their ultimate objective. Each
day lasts between five to ten minutes.
Participants will learn that
every person contributes to overall group effectiveness, as they see the
parallels between their actions during the exercise and their behaviors
on-the-job. Your team will build trust, improve communication, and enhance
collaboration as they engage in their Jungle Adventure.
Key success factors include:
Planning is paramount. Teams
must coordinate their efforts with fellow team members to achieve their
Teamwork is critical. Teams
benefit by collaborating between groups.
makes the difference between organization and confusion.
Participants are rewarded
for moderate risk-taking, while excessive aggressiveness,
competitiveness, and secrecy with other teams negatively impact results.
Flexibility is essential.
New information throughout the exercise must be integrated into the
ZooQuest: A High-Tech Treasure Hunt
What is ZooQuest?
is a problem solving activity in which teams solve clues and use
state-of-the-art Global Position System (GPS) technology to locate
treasure hunts provide clues and set your team loose to find answers
so does ZooQuest. Typical treasure hunts provide puzzles and require
and so does ZooQuest. Typical treasure hunts are just
typical. But ZooQuest is unlike anything youve ever experienced
Your group will experience the first team building adventure powered by
billions of dollars worth of technology. Your team has the coordinates,
but can they work together to find their target? Weve hidden the
treasure. Now its up to you to find it.
Teams of four to five people receive handheld GPS units pre-programmed
with the locations of hidden treasures. The GPS units guide teams to
within 20 feet of their goal. After that, they use their wits and
determination to decipher written clues to find the hidden answers.
ZooQuest gives participants the opportunity to work together to achieve
200 feet. 100 feet. 50 feet. 25 feet. Its over here! We got it!
Where to next? This way. Follow me
Points are awarded for those who find each of the hidden answers. The
faster you find the items, the more points you receive. ZooQuest gives
people the opportunity to work together to achieve their goals. Teams
enjoy an engaging day of Coopetition through cooperation and friendly