CFAES Around the World Challenge

cFAES Around the world challenge

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Welcome to the CFAES Around the World Challenge!  Learn about future CFAES education abroad programs and hopefully have a little fun.  Participants will review posts daily and answer basic questions about some of our most popular programs from all around the world! 

See the accordions below for more information on who can participate, why, what you have to do, and how to register!CFAES Around The World Challenge Leaderboard

Who Can participate?

Any CFAES undergraduate student from any Ohio State campus.

how does it work?

We will be posting here and to our social media sites daily (OSU Voyagers | FacebookCFAES Education Abroad (@osu_voyagers) • Instagram photos and videosOhio State Voyagers (@osu_voyagers) / Twitter). 

Each post will be based on a CFAES education abroad program and will ask participants to go to the website of a location typically visited on the program and answer a basic question with information found on the website.  An example of what a post will look like is below.  Students will submit their responses through a unique link to a qualtrics survey included with each post.  

Scotland's Ruminant Challenge Post














Scotland's Ruminants Program
Velvet Hall Alpaca Farm
Submit your Response 

when will the challenge run?

Registration for the Challenge will open on March 8 and close on March 18.  Participants will receive an email on March 19 with a reminder of the Challenge requirements and a schedule of posts.  

The Challenge will run March 22 - April 2.

Do I have to have social media to participate?

No. In addition to posting to social media, we will also upload the posts to this website daily so students who don't use social media can still participate!

how are points awarded? 

Points will be awarded based on the in order in which correct responses are submitted for each question.  The participant who submits the correct answer first will receive the top points, followed by the second participant to submit the correct answer.  Participants who submit incorrect answers will also be awarded points in order of submission, starting after the last participant who submitted the correct answer. For example:
     -First correct response: 5 points
     -Second correct response: 4 points
     -Last correct response: 3 points
     -First incorrect response: 2 points
     -Last incorrect response 1 point

what do i get for participating?

All participants who register for the challenge and submit responses to each post will receive a mailing with a couple small give-a-way items. The participants with the top points will receive a slightly larger mailing.

what are the give-a-ways? 

Luggage Grippers (great for identifying which roller bag is your roller bag)
Reusable Straws (environmentally friendly without the papery aftertaste)
Passport Holders (keep that document looking fresh and represent Ohio State)
Power Banks (never run out of battery)

Mailings will include two of the first three items listed above (photos coming soon). Participants who finish the race in the lead will recieve power banks in their give-a-way mailing.

how do i know my standing?

A leaderboard will be posted to this website which will like the top participants.  We will email all participants halfway through the challenge to let them know their standing and then again at the end of the challenge.

how do i register? 

Complete the CFAES Around the World Challenge registration to confirm you place.

April 2 Post

Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources. What is the name of the volcano that erupted in 2011?

Find the Answer at Kata Geopark
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources Program

April 1 Post

Human Animal Interactions. How many birds did the London Zoo donate to the Dublin Zoon in 1840?

Find the Answer at the Dublin Zoo
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Human Animal Interactions program

March 31 Post

England Scotland: Agricultural and Environmental Communications. For how many years has the RAU been a contributor to the land-based sector?

Find the Answer at the Royal Agricultural University
Answer the Question
Learn more about the England/Scotland: Agricultural and Environmental Communications program

March 30 Post

England: Evolution in Darwin's World and Ours. On what date did the Darwin family move into Down House?

Find the Answer at Down House
Answer the Question
Learn more about the England: Evolution in Darwin's World and Ours program

March 29 Post

Exploring India's Culture, Engineering, and Food Systems: How many pounds did American philanthropist, Henry Pippins, grant to the institute in 1905?

Find the Answer at Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Exploring India's Culture, Engineering, and Food Systems Program

March 28 Post

Australia: Human Impacts on the Environment. The power plant produces 24 megawatts of electricity, that is enough to power how many homes?

Find the Answer at the Tableland Green Energy Power Plant
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Australia: Human Impacts on the Environment program

March 27 Post

New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism and Human Impacts on the Environment, How many hectares were initially purchased by the Maurice White Native Forest Trust in 1987?

Find the Answer at the Hinewai Reserve
Answer the Question
Learn more about the New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism and Human Impacts on the Environment program

March 26 Post

South Africa: Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare post. What is the Surface area of Kruger National Park (in Miles)?

Find the Answer at Kruger National Park
Answer the Question
Learn more about the South Africa: Exotic Animal Behaivor and Welfare Program

March 25 Post

Chile Agriculture and Agroecosystems: Agricola current represents what percentage of national production of granada (pomegranate)?

Find the Answer at Empresa Agricola
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Chile: Agriculture and Agroecosystems Program

March 24 Post

Brazil Alpha Zeta Partners Program:  In 1973 technicians sailed the river to find the best spot to build the Itaipu Binacional, what does Itaipu mean in the Tupi language?

Find the Answer at Itaipu Binacional
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Brazil Alpha Zeta Partners Progarm

March 23 Post

Panama Agriculture, Sustainability, and Diversity: In what year did Andrew Maduro purchase the farm?

Find the Answer at Finca Dracula
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Panama: Through the Lens of AgriCulture, Sustainability, and Development

March 22 Post

Costa Rica Sustainable Service Learning: There are actually two volcanos in this park Arenal and what other volcano?

Find the Answer at Arenal National Park
Answer the Question
Learn more about the Costa Rica: Service Learning Program

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