Minibears

Perform a magic trick for a stranger on the street and tell them you ran out of treats.
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Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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Wear a pumpkin helmet while eating pumpkin soup out of a pumpkin. #meta
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Reenact a scene from your favorite movie/tv show that takes place in Texas.
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Hope Floats mother daughter moment #questival
Video a teammate throwing a maple doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
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#questival
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Quest trash gone! What a day!! #questival
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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Not as bad as the worm #questival
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Texas Forever #checkoutthatsunsetintheback #questival
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
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Nothing needs to be said. #questival
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
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GREASEY MIKE!!!!!! #questival
Howl like a werewolf in front of the setting or rising sun
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The lights go out, the wolves come out... #questival
It is NOW the end of your 24th hour of Questival, share with us the best photo/video of where you ended up. Don't forget the totem.
Diamond in the rough. Beautiful sunset in the parking lot of a random gas station! Full day #questival
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged in a natural body of water for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
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Breathe!!!!! #questival
Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
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Hydrate or die #questival
Pie a teammate with a pumpkin pie. Slowmo video.
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Can't wait for thanksgiving!!! #questival
Jump up on a Soapbox in public and recite some OutKast lyrics as thoughtfully as possible.
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You think you got it? Oh you think you got it? #questival
Houston we have a problem Get creative and show us how Houston solves everyones problems.
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Closed Lake Somerville state park, but we tried! #questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
We did it!!! #questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival who is not a part of the Questival use the caption to tell the story. (Don't forget your totem)
#humansofTexas. My name is Maren. I️ have a birthmark on my right knee which is a conversation piece. I️ can sing in four different languages and love to sing opera in Houston, where I️ grew up. I️ lived in NY for three years to pursue a master’s degree. I️ have three nieces and nephews who sometimes give my boyfriend stomach viruses. #questival
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
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Group lake party #questival
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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Time lapse made this seem a lot shorter than it was. #strongboys #questival
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not filter properly.
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Clean water. Saves lives #questival
Recreate the scene from the movie "IT" where the little boy in his rain coat runs after his newspaper boat #hiyageorgie
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Minimalism. #questival
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
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Jump on it. #questival
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship shape.
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Greasy Myke shoots it straight. #questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite scary movie with brief explanation why.
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Disturbia #questival
Contact the nonprofit of your choice and schedule a time to go in and volunteer with them after the Questival. (PLEASE if you complete this challenge make sure to honor your commitment). #integrity
Learning about Young Life! See ya there on Tuesday #questival
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
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Wild ride #dancelikeno oneiswatching #questival
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Pumpkin helmet got a gourd-eous paper crown. We’re all Gourds and Ladies today #questival
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
#dogood Stay classy not trashy! #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for Houston
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Hello Houston! #questival
Ride a broomstick through a public place. (Be a respectful witch or warlock. so not on private property ie, malls)
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#BroomVroom. Boy didn’t pass the brain safety course so he still has to wear the pumpkin helmet. #questival
Have a corn husking race. Challenge 2 strangers to husk cobs faster than you. 15 second video. Include totem. Clean up the mess.
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Be careful who you choose to challenge in a corn husking race... you could get DEMOLISHED. #questival
Go to a public place and eat an onion like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Too much raw onion was eaten in the making of this video. #questival
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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Strangers trusting strangers. #questival
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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Do good! We love education so much we have three teachers in our group #questival
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
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As the deer panteth for the water.... #questival
Show us the tallest thing you can hurdle.
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WE DON’T NEED SHORTER SIGNS! #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Just 3 friends hanging out on a Saturday. #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of public transit.
Houston got rides! #questival
Find a stranger, ask them what they do for a living and thank them for being them. Be genuine. #thanksrandomfellow.
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Thankful for administrative professionals. #questival
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds somewhere downtown Houston
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10 centipede pushups = 3 human pushups? #discoveryGreen #questival
Go ahead and press the Big Red Button on the Preston Street Bridge. Take a video showing us what it does.
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It’s not about the result, it’s about the journey getting there. #allbuttonsleadtoRome #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
It's all you need! #questival
Cross the street walking like you would be if you were a zombie. #quecranberriessong
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Even the undead follow traffic laws. They are pe-DEAD-strians. #dadjokes #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Hustle city. World Series grilzzzz #questival #cotopaxi
Pay your respects at the Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Sculpture and take a team photo with her sculpture.
Thanks for the help @otherQUESTIVAL team! Appreciate y’all. #questival
Order a pumpkin spice latte under the name "Bueller" when you pick it up tell them "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
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Mid afternoon PSL. #PTL #sweaterweather #JKits90degrees #questival
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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Jb talking to his momma and sister from another mister. #questival
Take a photo of the "Beer Can House"
Whoa!!!! #questival
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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Hydrate or die #lamapack #questival
HIke the Outer Loop at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Snap a pic where the outloop branches off to the Couch Birding Trail.
Couch bird charades. We won! #questival
Take a photo on the boardwalk at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Stakes are high, time is running out, points are desperately needed... #questival
Snack on the state fruit of Texas
Grape fruit is a great fruit. #internalrhyme. But honestly so different than the fruit 'grapes' #questival
Very politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
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We Will Become Silhouettes by the Postal Service for the sand volleyball crowds. #questival
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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So this is what pushups look like to humming birds... #questival
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
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Now to be fair, this kid offhandedly threw in that he was training for the junior olympics... after the race. #questival
Hike the Purple Trail at Memorial Park. Be alert of mt. bikers! Really show us you did it.
Purple Diamond in the Rough! #questival
Collect a variety of different colored fall leaves, at least 6 different shades of colors. Give them to someone's mom.
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We’re all someone’s daughter. We’re all someone’s son. #questival
Do the Jack Skellington Mile. Run an entire mile with a jack-o-lantern on your head. Do it in a safe place and make sure you can breathe. Timelapse video required.
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Jack Skellington Mile with an astonishing time of 11:12. Pumpkin helmet = safest way to run. #questival
Throw a pile of leaves in the air and capture it in a slow motion video with a fall song #justfallthings
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You know those moments that are so special time seems to stand still? #questival
Do the Eggnog Mile. Run a mile while drinking a 16 oz. cup of eggnog at every 1/4 mile (every lap if you're on a track). Timelapse video required. #returntosender
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4 laps, 4 nogs, 4 voms. Dedication. #questival
Purchase the largest pumpkin you can find and do 'kettlebell' squats with it in your strong arms.
#WOD #questival
Dress up in all orange and try to camouflage in with some pumpkins at a pumpkin patch.
Even the beard is camouflage! #thegreatpumpkincharliebrown #questival
Play a pop song on a kazoo/harmonica. Tag the song in your caption.
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Old Man on the Porch plays the pop standard #Firework by the great Katy Perry. The change he earned on the street this morning quickly overflowed his harmonica case. #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite Halloween song. Tag James Corden @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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Yo @JKCorden and @latelateshow we've got some ripe up and coming talent down here in Htown... just sayin... #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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Stranger danger? #questival
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 13th thing on the menu. #lucky13
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#lucky13 The Dot was great! He didn't need help counting! #questival
Order some food and record a review as if you are Anthony Bourdain.
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Unknown Parts: South Houston #questival
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
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Undefeated Dot Diner Staring Contest Champion (with Bonus Lemons for an extra challenge...). #questival
In a space that allows, purchase and shot put a pumpkin (the size of a shot put shot) as far as you can and measure the distance. Clean up whatever mess you make.
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New Olympic sport: Pumpkin toss. New World Record: 34 paces. Looks like years of hard work paid off for Mini-bear Forrest. #questival
Howl like a pack of wolves in a public park for 15 seconds at dawn.
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The sun making me feel some type of way #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
Misty sunrise mornings #questival #cotopaxi
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
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New Saturday morning tradition #questival
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
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15 rocks later... #questival
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Lama cake or pan lama? Who will ever know. #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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The Bowline Song. #questival
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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I️ should have included: “Most importantly, don’t poke snakes with sticks.” #questival
Show us how to do a Butterfly Coil with a rope and carry it like a backpack
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It's no Cotopaxi pack, but it works! #climbingisfun #questival
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Dinner is served! #CampEats #questival
Show us how to set up an equalized anchor for repelling
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Primary and secondary, separate but equalized. Climb on. #questival
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
Hammock time is the best time. #questival
Make some hot chocolate or coffee and add a special ingredient.
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The best coffee there ever was. #butterup #questival
It's getting colder outside, put on as many sweaters as you can (5+) and body slam a teammate
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Sweater Slam #houstoninthefall #questival
Stack 5 apples on top of each other with no other supports.
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How bout them apples? #questival
While camping in the wilderness document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. (Don't forget the totem)
Arachnids (Spiders), Coleoptera (Beetle), Bufonidae (Toad), Hominidae (Human) #questival
Recreate your favorite nightmare. Be theatrical. 15 second video. Totem needs to be visible.
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No joke, Joe had a “waking up panting” nightmare last week where he was simply getting married. #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Recreate your favorite scene from a Halloween themed movie and hashtag the movie in your caption
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#SCREAM (1996). “What creepy flirting sounded like before Internet dating.” -the camera guy #questival #questival
Eat an entire can (15 oz minimum) of canned pumpkin baking filling as fast as you can. Post your time in the video description.
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Harder than he thought. 5 min 43 seconds, all while dealing with an emotionally triggered Jack-o-latern audience. #questival
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
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Don’t want to get the sink handle dirty? String —> swinging grater —> 5 book dominos —> pool diamond —> rolling tennis ball —> nalgene on string —> sink handle #questival
Smash a pie in one of your teammates face, pumpkin or otherwise. Slow motion video.
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SLOWWWW MOOOOTION PIEEEEEE....... #questival
Document the largest living spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Get outta that guitar case, silly spider #questival
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Science Mike strikes again: The Pendulum Mallow... or should I️ say the Pendulum Mallow strikes again... #questival
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Ringing that dinner bell #questival
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Charcoal on Cardboard #questival
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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Only you can prevent forest fires #questival
Chop some wood in your best lumberjack outfit #watchyerfangers
Chop Chop #questival
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. (Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count)
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Think this will do... #questival
As a team pitch a tent (without the fly) in 15 seconds
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Black Diamond Beta Light #questival
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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Skills. Camping skills. #questival
Take a picture of a ghost.
Back left... no joke. Sorry about the crop—I️ was just lucky to get it in the shot at all. #questival
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Think you can handle this story? #questival
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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He Olde Love Story by Taylor Swift. Classic. #questival
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Mr. Cinnamon taking these s'mores to another level #questival
While camping at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Mmm the sweet essence of toasted mallow #questival
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Chilling with my llamas, just chilling in the hood, out here with my boys, hanging in dis wood... #questival
While camping in the wilderness make your own Ouija board and see what comes up. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
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Looks like the Spirits are rooting for us... #questival
Try out the hot water bottle at the bottom of your sleeping bag technique while you sleep. Isn't it great? Tell us about it
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Don't be bold, never sleep cold! #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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Brace yourself. #questival
Make a team video explaining why everything is bigger in Texas
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It’s Science. #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make sure to include OKTOBERQUEST 2017.
Team MiniBears #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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Watch your step... #questival
Educate yourself on a current bill being discussed in the Texas house/Senate. Give us a 15 second review.
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Adoption is in. #questival
Research your favorite conspiracy theory, make a tri fold presentation and film a 15 second video explaining why we should all be terrified. #thetruthisoutthere
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We dare you to google "Denver Airport Conspiracy"....your life will never be the same. #questival
Make a list of your most proud moments and your most shameful moments of 2017. Make some goals for the last quarter.
Pursuing our best self! #questival
Make a list of 50 things you are most grateful for.
#blessed #questival
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
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Prusik or die. #questival
Make a 15 second video pledging to OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND during the next 24hrs
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WE MUST OBEY THE LAWS OF THE LAND!!!!!!!! #questival
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
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Millions it seeks to kill, But malaria’s preventable. Ten dollars lets you join the fight, By giving nets to protect through the night. #questival
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link. Take a screenshot of your donation.
!!!! #questival
Pick a state or national park you want to visit. Take a 15s video letting us know what you would want to do during your visit.
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#questival
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
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WE BOUGHT A ZOO. Starring: Matt Damon and animals. According to Mini-bear Michael, you owe it to yourself to go see this movie. #questival
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.
Mini-bear last spotted running along White Oak Bayou into downtown Houston, chanting, “The Astros shall rule a thousand years, a thousand years, a thousand years.” #questival
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
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Meet the minibears. The friendliest folks around. #questival