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Exercise, Group Building Activity

Expedition "Stressing Diversity"

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Evening expedition for active people. Activities including limited timeframe, physical, emotional and mental pressure. Reduced resources were provided to make participants experience even more stressful and real.

Aims of the tool

Team spirit, better stress management, better control of emotions, resourceful thinking, risk taking, cultural awareness.

Description of the tool

1. Participants can choose 3 objects out of 12, objects include rope, lighter, saw, big wooden hammer, rake, candles, jar, garbage, raincoat, tools for barbecue, scissors and marker. Each participant receives a wooden stick.
2. Participants receive GPS coordinates with geocache and they need to find it.
3. Participants will find a puzzle hidden in the geocache and they need to solve it to find new coordinates (you can choose puzzle of your decision), they should also run to the new place after finishing the puzzle.
4. Take empty plastic bottle put a piece of paper with puzzle inside (in this puzzle there will be a message containing one wise sentence of your choice, every word in this sentence will be from different language and participants will need to translate it and find the meaning of the sentence). Throw this bottle to the middle of the pond, now the participants will need to find a way to get it out from the water and solve the puzzle.
5. Let the participants to solve the puzzle and to discover and translate the wise sentence.
6. Debriefing and reflection.

We recommend to put timeframe of your decision for this expedition, we tested it with timeframe of 40minutes and it was great.

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Tool overview

http://toolbox.salto-youth.net/1863

This tool is for

5-6 people

and addresses

Social Inclusion, Group Dynamics, Intercultural Learning, Conflict Management, Environment

It is recommended for use in:

Youth Exchanges
Training and Networking

Materials needed:

Rope, lighter, saw, big wooden hammer, rake, candles, jar, garbage, raincoat, tools for barbecue, scissors, market, smartphone with working GPS, wooden sticks, pond, empty plastic bottle, pieces of paper

Duration:

40 minutes

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Karel Janásek JanasKolos@seznam.cz, Emily Gkritzela emily.gritzela@gmail.com, Dejan Prednik dejan.prednik@gmail.com, Mariana Boboc mariana_b7@yahoo.com, Constantinescu Andreia Natalia nataliacn@yahoo.com

in the context of

Training Course EXPEDITION – Designing adventures in rural environments for Youth 2016 May 14-22nd Lithuania

The tool has been experimented in

Training Course EXPEDITION – Designing adventures in rural environments for Youth 2016 May 14-22nd Lithuania

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Laimonas Ragauskas (on 26 July 2016)

and last modified

14 June 2016

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