Prism & Light - Find - 300

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Objective:

Find and log six geocaches whose titles contain the colors of the rainbow.

Details:

1) Find and log between one and six geocaches whose title contains a color of the rainbow. 

Each geocache title should contain one of the following colors.

a) Red

b) Orange

c) Yellow

d) Green

e) Blue or Indigo

f) Purple or Violet

An example of a geocache with a color in the title would be GC5P2DE, Eastern Red Rock.

The Nitty Gritty: 

  • Feel free to use alternative names for colors, but make sure the word is intended to describe a color in the cache title. For instance, "lemonade" is technically a crayola crayon color. If the cache is about a bright yellow building that has nothing to do with beverages, go ahead and use it. If the cache is about a lemonade stand, and is not referring to a color, find something else. 
  • Do not repeat colors for points. Once you've logged a cache with a color from one of the above groups, you must choose a different group for your next cache. 
  • Each unique color (a-f below) earns you 50 points. Finding and logging all six groups is the only way to get all 300 points. 

2) Let us know what caches you found in the comments below. (Include the GC# if applicable.)

3) Take a photo to document your geocaching adventure and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #Geocaching.

4) Tell us about your experience in the comments below. 

Not familiar with geocaching? Watch this video by Groundspeak, the #1 lister of geocaches. We highly suggest you find a few easy, local caches before setting out on this adventure.

Micro Quest - Prism & Light - 50

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Objective:

Create index card art by responding to the provided prompt!

Details:

This micro objective is part of our "Index Card Art" series. The concept is simple. Follow the art prompt and create art using a 4x6 or 5x7 index card as your canvas. We chose index cards for two reasons. First, index cards are cheap and readily available. We don't expect that it will be difficult for any of you to procure an index card. Second, many who don't consider themselves "artists" tend to stress out about creating or sharing art. Using an index card instead of a sketch book lends itself to silliness. Have fun with the prompt! We're not looking for perfection, just a good time. You can save your index cards and look back at them over time, or throw them away. The choice is up to you!

1) Gather your supplies. You'll need an index card (4x6 or 5x7) and a set of markers. (We used sharpies.)

2) Interpret the prompt below to make your index card art.

Prompt:

Fill your index card with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Draw dots, lines, still art, a landscape, or whatever else you'd like. 

 

3) Share your favorite photo of your index card art on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #QuestScouts and #IndexCardArt. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

Micro Quest - Prism & Light - 50

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Yayoi Kusama’s interactive Obliteration Room begins as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people are then invited to ‘obliterate’ with multi-coloured stickers. Over the course of a few weeks the room is transformed from a blank canvas into an explosion of colour, with thousands of spots stuck over every available surface. TateShots have produced this timelapse video of The Obliteration Room covering the first few weeks of its presentation at Tate Modern. It was conceived as a project for children, and was first staged at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002. The Obliteration Room at Tate Modern is free, and is open to the public until 18 March 2012. Music courtesy of www.worldinwinter.co.uk

This 15 minute documentary tells the story of Denis Smith. Two years ago he was in a high pressure sales job suffering with depression, debt and alcohol problems. Then he discovered light painting, and his life changed forever... More Ball Of Light images/videos at www.balloflight.com.au More documentaries/videos at www.smithandcollins.com *NEWS* - Ball of Light won Best Documentary at the South Australian Screen Awards 2012! Delighted! *Ball of Light is still available to license for broadcast/distribution in some territories - please contact info@samcollinsmedia.com for details / promo high-def DVD mailout.

Objective:

Learn about the art processes of Yayoi Kusama and Denis Smith.

Details:

Above are two videos, both featuring kinetic art. 

1) Watch both of the provided videos. 

2) Tell us what you you thought of the art pictured in the videos by leaving a comment below.

Micro Quest - Prism & Light - 50

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Objective:

Go on a rainbowtastic scavenger hunt and photograph your finds.

Details:

Rainbowtastic scavenger hunt + photography. What could be better? Remember that this is a Micro Quest, emphasis on the "micro." Try to stick to the time limits for a fun 20 or so minute exercise. 

1) Choose a setting. We suggest somewhere inside, such as a home or office.

2) Grab a timer. Yep, time is important in this Micro Quest. 

3) Set the timer for seven minutes and press start. Scour you surroundings for small colorful items. Collect these items and place them in a central location, such as a table, desk, or the floor. Try and get items in every color of the rainbow. When your time goes off, stop collecting.

4) Set the timer for another seven minutes  and press start for a second time. Arrange your items from red to purple in a rainbow pattern. Again, make sure you stick to your time limit of seven minutes or less. 

5) Set the timer for seven minutes and press start one last time. Don't rush- seven minutes is plenty of time. Photograph your rainbow of objects. Try different angles and perspectives. When the timer goes off, stop!

6) Share your favorite photo on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #QuestScouts and #RainbowHunt. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.

(Remember that all posts tagged with #QuestScouts posted on a non-private Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account will show up on our Scout Board.

 

 

 

Prism & Light - Media Micro Objective - 50

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Objective:

Sit back, relax, and learn about the science of rainbows!

Details:

While SciShow is targeted toward highschool students, we find it's a great resource to turn to when we want a simple yet informative explanation about a scientific question. In this case, how do rainbows and double rainbows form? (Levar Burton of Reading Rainbow even make an appearance!)

1) Watch the two Sci Show videos above. 

2) Did you learn anything from the videos? If so, tell us something you learned in the comments below. If you didn't learn anything, let us know that too. 

Prism & Light - Games Micro Objective - 50

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Objective:

"Discover The Rainbow" with this fun twist on the classic word search.

Details:

1) Download and print this objective's puzzle, "Find The Rainbow." 

2) The puzzle contains fifteen "colorful" phrases. The list provided gives you the first word of the phrase, as well as the number in the remainder. Find all fifteen phrases to complete the puzzle.

3) WARNING, SPOILERS- If you'd like to check your answers, you may do so here.

4) You're done! Leave a comment below telling us whether or not you completed the puzzle. If you'd like, estimate the time the puzzle took you as well.

Prism & Light - Media - 150

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Objective:

Watch one of the "light" themed movies/documentaries from the list provided.

Details:

1) Choose and watch one of the "light" themed documentaries/movies listed below.

2) Let us know which  you watched and what you thought of it in the comments below. 

 

TIme Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film. Directed by Grant Hamilton.

Available through Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

The City Dark. Directed by Ian Cheney.

Available through Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

Humans prefer moderation - neither too hot nor too cold, neither too light nor too dark. But Earth doesn't cater to our preferences.

Extreme Light and Dark. Directed by Manfred Christ and Udo Maurer. 

Available through Hulu and Amazon Instant Video.

Prism & Light - Literature - 300

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Objective:

Read Stuff Matters:
Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man Made World

by Mark Miodownik.

Details:

1) Read Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man Made World by Mark Miodownik.

Check out the book from you local library, buy it at your local bookstore or get it on Amazon.

If audio is more your speed, Audible also carries the book.

2) Write a short book review and post it in the comments below. Include 3 things you learned from Miodownik's work. 

Prism & Light - Travel - 300

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Objective:

Photograph portraits using at least six colorful walls as your background.

Details:

1) Identify at least six colorful walls, each with its own different dominant color.

Ideally, you will end up with a red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple wall, but other colors will work too. Make sure that you've got six distinct and vibrant colors. Solid walls will work best, but walls that feature heavily in a single color will do the trick.

2) Photograph yourself, a friend, or a group in front of each wall. Take your time to get a great shot that the individual(s) in the photo will love. 

3) Share a single, or all of your portraits on Instagram, Twitter, or our Facebook Group. If posting to Instagram or Twitter, use the tags with the tag #questscouts. (As always, using a non-private account is best so we can see what you're up to!)

5) (Optional) Tell us about your experience in the comments below! We'd also love it if you sent your photos and story to questscouts@gmail.com so we can feature you in an upcoming Objective Highlight!

Prism & Light - Visit - 150

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Photograph by Sarah Roberts

Photograph by Sarah Roberts

Objective:

Find a spot outdoors and watch the sunset.

Details:

1) Choose an outdoor location that is ideal for watching the sun set. Yep, it needs to be outdoors. If you're doing this quest during the colder months, bring a flask of hot chocolate and plenty of layers and get out there and make a memorable night. (Of course, if it's TOO COLD, wait until warmer weather comes along.)

2) Make sure to do your research! Learn where the sun sets and whether or not your view will be blocked. You'll also want to make sure you know what time the sun will be setting.

3) Choose a clear night and head to your sunset location. Enjoy the moment while watching the sun set. 

4) Write a short description of your experience and post it in the comments below. Take the time to go into detail about your night. Where did you watch the sunset? How did you get there? Who were you with? What was the night like? Describe the colors you saw and the thoughts they inspired. Take

4) (Optional) Take a photo of the sunset and post it to Instagram, Twitter, or our Facebook Group. If posting to Instagram or Twitter, use the tags with the tags #questscouts and #Sunset. (As always, using a non-private account is best so we can see what you're up to!)

Prism & Light - Research - 150

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Objective:

Look into the link between color and emotion. Based on what you learned, choose and bring a color into your life.

Details:

Color psychology studies how colors effect our behavior. We're not sure to what extent color influences our lives, but do know it's a fun idea to play around with. For this objective we will utilize theories of color psychology by embracing a color, and with it, (theoretically,) a change in mood or behavior.

1) Research color psychology. You can go as deep or surface level as you want here. There are many good infographics that come up with a quick google search to start you in the right direction. If you find any particularly good sites, we'd love to hear about them in the comments below. 

2) After becoming familiar with color psychology, choose a color that matches an emotion or behavior you'd like to invite into your life.

3) Bring that color into your life! Hang a bright orange poster, buy a bouquet of purple flowers, or paint a wall red! The choice is up to you. 

4) Photograph your method of bringing your color into your life and post it to Instagram, Twitter, or our Facebook Group. If you want to go into detail about your journey, feel free to expand your thoughts in the comments below. We'd love to hear them!

 

 

 

Prism & Light - Art - 200

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Photo from Sunprints.org

Photo from Sunprints.org

Objective:

Create a series of Sun Prints.

Details:

Let's harness the power of the sun to create art! 

1) Gather the supplies needed to make sun prints. You'll need sun print paper, an acrylic sheet, cardboard, a tub of water and a handful of objects of your choice. 

2) Make your prints! Download this helpful PDF from the Lawrence Hall of Science for detailed instructions. You may also find the step by step guide useful.

3) Photograph and share your best print on Instagram, Twitter, or our Facebook Group. If posting to Instagram or Twitter, use the tags with the tags #QuestScouts and #SunPrint. (As always, using a non-private account is best so we can see what you're up to!)

 

Prism & Light - DIY - 300

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Objective:

Build a pinhole camera.

Details:

1) Build a pinhole camera.

Any type of pinhole camera will do as long as you made it yourself. (Remember, this is the DIY objective!) Kits are ok, as they're not pre-assembled.

Suggested pinhole camera instructions and kits:

a) Matchbox Pinhole

b) Orms (Video above)

c) Dippold 

d) Sharon STD-35e (Kit)

e) Kikkerland (Kit)

f) Viddy (Kit)

2) Post a link to the instructions/type of pinhole camera you built in the comments below. 

3) Share your a photo of your finished camera on Instagram, Twitter, or our Facebook Group. If posting to Instagram or Twitter, use the tags with the tags #questscouts and #pinhole. (As always, using a non-private account is best so we can see what you're up to!)

 

 

 

Prism & Light - Photography -200

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Objective:

Shoot and develop a roll of film using a pinhole camera.

Details:

Pinhole photography isn't easy. You'll need to carefully load your film (or in some cases photo paper,) utilize long exposure times and use a tripod. Don't worry about getting things perfect. Have fun and show us what you produce. (The good, the bad, and the ugly... It's all good!) 

1) Obtain a pinhole camera. If you're feeling handy, build one for our DIY objective. If not, try borrowing one from a friend or renting from a photography shop. They can also be purchased from local stores or online

2) Take one or more photographs using your camera. The more photos you take, the better your chances of coming up with a great photo.

3) Develop your photo(s). 

4) Share your best photo on Instagram, Twitter, or in our Facebook Group. If posting to Instagram or Twitter, use the tags with the tags #QuestScouts and #Pinhole. (As always, using a non-private account is best so we can see what you're up to!)

Your best photo might be over exposed, under exposed, or come out perfect. Don't worry about it! This is about learning something new, not getting it perfect.

Prism & Light - Find - 300

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Objective:

Find and stamp six letterboxes whose titles contain the colors of the rainbow.

Details:

1) Find and log between one and six letterboxes whose title contains a color of the rainbow. 

Each box title should contain one of the following colors.

a) Red

b) Orange

c) Yellow

d) Green

e) Blue or Indigo

f) Purple or Violet

An example of a box with a color in the title would be AQ Box# 115058, Red, Red Wine.

The Nitty Gritty: 

  • Feel free to use alternative names for colors, but make sure the word is intended to describe a color in the cache title. For instance, "lemonade" is technically a crayola crayon color. If the cache is about a bright yellow building that has nothing to do with beverages, go ahead and use it. If the cache is about a lemonade stand, and is not referring to a color, find something else. 
  • Do not repeat colors for points. Once you've stamped a box with a color from one of the above groups, you must choose a different group for your next cache. 
  • Each unique color (a-f below) earns you 50 points. Finding and stamping all six groups is the only way to get all 300 points. 

2) Let us know what caches you found in the comments below. (Include the AQ# if applicable.)

3) Take a photo to document your geocaching adventure and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #QuestScouts and #Geocaching/#Letterboxing.

4) Tell us about your experience in the comments below. 

Prism & Light - Games -250

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Objective:

Play one of the listed "light weight" games.

Details:

In the tabletop game world, defining a game as "light" means that while it will be fun, it doesn't require a lot of time or deep thought. While light games can be played strategically, everyone playing, regardless of skill, usually has a fair shot at winning.

Casual Game Revolution provides a great definition for light (or what they call casual) games, stating that

"A casual board (or card) game is played in under an hour, set up and taught in under 10 minutes, and requires some light strategic thought. Casual games are not specifically marketed to children, but can be enjoyed by anyone from older children to adults."

1) Choose and acquire a light game to play from the list below.

Before buying a game, consider borrowing from friends or renting from a local gaming store. That being said, all of these games would be great additions to your library and are worth owning. 

King of Tokyo- You're not the only giant monster in town! But will you be the last one standing?

Hanabi- A card game with a fun twist! All players can see your hand of cards... that is, all players BUT YOU!

Forbidden Desert- Work as a team to escape before it's too late!

Munchkin- Delve through the dungeon, slay monsters and pick up treasure. Yes, it's nerdy. Yes, it's awesome. 

Apples to Apples- Great game to play with a big group with a good amount of kiddos mixed in. (Less fun with just adults!)

2) Play the game you chose!

3) Take a photo that documents your game experience and post it to Instagram, Twitter, or our Facebook Group. If posting to Instagram or Twitter, use the tags with the tags #questscouts and #tabletopgames. (As always, using a non-private account is best so we can see what you're up to!)