How do I play in the virtual scavenger hunt?

Detailed Instructions


Ready to meet your local community assets? Join us and our partners, CMU’s Center for Shared Prosperity and Pitt’s CEC in Homewood, on a virtual Scavenger Hunt. Earn points by discovering interesting facts about some gems of Pittsburgh’s community and interacting with them through social media!

Your To-Do list includes two ways to earn points: Explore tasks and Social tasks. For an Explore task, you will answer a trivia question about the Homewood organization. You can find the answer on the organization’s website and social media accounts, which are linked on the question page. For a Social task, you will help amplify an organization’s online presence by following them on social media (Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook).

Successful completion of an Explore or Social task will earn you progress towards a Community Explorer or Social Amplifier Badge. For a Bronze Community Explorer badge, you only need to answer one trivia question. For the Silver badge, you need to answer 4 more questions, and for the Gold badge, 8 more questions. The same leveling up system applies to the Social Amplifier badge. Pitt students: take a screenshot every time you earn a new badge and redeem it for Pitt’s Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) credit. See exchange rates here.

Simply click the Create an Account button below and enter your university (.edu) email. You will receive a verification code in that email. Once you enter this code on this website, you can log into your account and view scavenger hunt challenges and badge progress on your Dashboard. Click on the arrows in the carousel to browse the diverse organizations you can learn about and click on View Organizations to get to the trivia questions and follow requests!

Happy exploring!
The 412Connect Team