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Monday, April 19, 2021 — 9:00 AM to Friday, April 23, 2021 — 11:59 PM EDT

Take part in the Library’s isolation walk scavenger hunt for a chance to win one of ten $5 gift cards of your choice (Tim Horton, Starbucks, Indigo, Amazon or WStore)

The isolation walk requires you to go outside and find the items from our list. The alternative walk requires you to visit our virtual map and find the items from our alternative list. You can save the isolation walk (image) or the isolation walk alternative (image) down below. 

How to participate

  • Follow the @UWlibrary Instagram page
  • Fill out the check provided checklist and tag @UWlibrary social media account.
    • write out the items you find in the circles of the graphics provided
  • Winning entries will be shared to the Library’s social media accounts
  • Please feel to post on your personal social media accounts with the hashtags #UWGreenlockdown #UWQuaranGreen
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Rules and guidelines

  • You may do the isolation walk and isolation walk alternative, but only one submission per person to be eligible for the contest. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  • The isolation walk includes you walking outside and completing a checklist.
  • The isolation walk alternative includes a scavenger hunt through our University of Waterloo virtual campus map.
  • Remember to practice physical distancing. Take a walk around the neighbourhood if your local park is too busy. See someone you know and want to chat? Don’t forget to stand two meters apart!
  • Respect closures in your local area. Check your local government's website for current information: outdoor recreational amenities, both public and private, including playgrounds, sports fields and courts, dog parks, picnic areas are closed. Don’t remove or cross barricades or tape.
  • Avoid entering private property. 
  • Normally we would encourage garbage pick-up during Earth Week, however, during this year’s event, we ask you to avoid doing so.

Isolation walk list

  • Trees (1 point per species to 3 points max)
  • Flowers (1 point per species to 3 points max)
  • Wildlife (1 point per species to 4 points max)
  • Insects (1 point per species to 3 points max)
  • A selfie hugging a tree (3 points)

Isolation walk alternative list (see our virtual map to find these items)

  • Trees (1 point per species to 3 points max)
  • Flowers (1 point per species to 3 points max)
  • Wildlife (1 point per species to 4 points max)
  • Indoor plants (1 point per plant to 3 points max)
  • Sustainable stores near campus (2 points per store to 6 points max)

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