Ocean Discovery Day

Ocean Discovery Challenge


UNH’s Ocean Discovery Day will take on a new look this year! Instead of our traditional in-person event, we will host the Ocean Discovery Challenge, a marine-focused interactive scavenger hunt! This virtual event will take participants on missions either online or in-person, where they will be challenged to make discoveries about our oceans, seacoast, and estuaries.

The Ocean Discovery Challenge will take place November 1 – 15, 2021.

It is free and open to the public, especially fun for school groups, clubs, and families.

How does it work?

Participants join the scavenger hunt via the smartphone/mobile app GooseChase. The scavenger hunt is a collection of “missions” that participants complete to earn points. Missions might lead participants to specific locations along the New Hampshire Seacoast. Missions may also link to websites, where participants hunt for answers to questions or riddles. Missions are completed by providing a text based answer to a question or uploading a photo and video. Players can track their progress as well as others’ through the online leader board. Those with the most points at the end of the game will be eligible for cool prizes! Don't forget to post your photos to social media with #unhocean!


Everyone who participates in the game will receive an Ocean Discovery Challenge Sticker. Here's how to win the pizes listed below.

Points are assigned to each mission. Complete a mission and receive points. Add a bit of creativity or extra effort to your submissions and you might earn extra points! On the flip side, we can retrack points if your submission is incorrect. (You will be given an opportunity to resubmit your answer.) We will also randomly award points throughout the game. Read more about game rules here.

Individual/Family Prizes

School Groups/Clubs Prizes

Rules and Guidance

To keep things fund for everyone, participants will be asked to read and agree to the rules linked here upon registration.

Rules and Guidelines

Questions and Answers

Got a questions? We have the answer!

Q & A

OCean Discovery Challenge Sponsors