How To Play

Connect with Nature does exactly that – it connects you to the amazing wild spaces on your doorstep. Our missions and challenges are designed with adventure in mind – to get you up close to the natural wonders of the UAE and give you a taste of real-world conservation work.

Download the app to unlock these missions and challenges at sites around the country and to find out how you can earn badges and rewards as you Connect with Nature.

Rewards and How to Play

So how you do play?

  • Download the App and Build your profile
  • Unlock missions and complete challenges at sites listed on our Virtual Map
  • Visit these amazing sites that are in our backyard; from mangroves, wadis, deserts, oceans and cool museums to learn more about our cultural and natural heritage and how YOU can play a role in protecting the UAE’s natural heritage.
  • By taking part in challenges you’ll be able to earn badges and access amazing rewards.
  • You can also join our fun and engaging group activities in nature, explore new locations and learn new skills.
  • Become a citizen scientist and work on projects that collect environmental data and contribute to understanding our environment.
  • Visit our knowledge hub and learn about species, habitats and conservation issues and how you can make difference and be part of the solution.
  • Register for our open online courses (coming soon)

 

But wait, there’s more!

By signing up and completing all the challenges and activities, you have a chance to be selected to join a once in a lifetime experience and go on an expedition in Tanzania, Africa in collaboration with our Adventure partner, Husaak. You will experience game drives and see the amazing wildlife that call the Serengiti home, visit the Ngorongoro cater and 1,000 year old Baobab trees. You will stay at a Maasai mara village and learn their ways of life and climb two summits including the “Mountain of God” Volcano at 9,500 ft.

So what are you waiting for?

Download the App and Connect with Nature!

So what’s in it for me you ask?

By signing up and completing all the challenges and activities, you have a chance to be selected to join once in a lifetime experience and go on an expedition in Tanzania, Africa in collaboration with our Adventure partner, Husaak. You will experience game drives and see the amazing wildlife that call the Serengiti home, visit the Ngorongoro cater and 1,000 year old Baobab trees. You will be part of a Maasai mara village and learn their ways of life and climb two summits including an active Volcano at 9,500 ft.

So what are you waiting for?

Download the App and Connect with Nature!

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So how does this all work?

When you go to one of these sites, you will be able to view challenges in four categories: Adventure, Science, Heritage and Creativity. You can then take on these challenges to earn badges and complete the mission.

You can also earn social badges by sharing articles, photos, content and other badges through social media. The more badges you earn, the more rewards you can collect throughout your Connect with Nature journey. You can track your badges, mission progress and achievement level at any stage.

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Each time you complete a challenge you will earn a badge. More adventurous challenges can only be taken on at specific sites – which means you need to get out there and rub shoulders with nature to earn a badge.

Its up to you how you complete the challenges – you can complete them all in one marathon session, or take your time over multiple visits. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to check your progress towards the Location Mission Badge in the mobile app and see what other challenges you need to complete to earn the badge.

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