Feeling the weight of exams and in desperate need of a study break? Look no further! Join us as we take on the Conqueror Virtual Challenge for Yellowstone National Park. It’s not just about staying active; it’s about nurturing your mental well-being amid the intense exam season.
The Conquer Your Exams Challenge encourages you to make a commitment to staying active in the run-up to your exams. Lace up your sneakers, hit the trails, and embark on a mission to conquer stress while enhancing your mental well-being. As you progress, your journey will unfold through the breathtaking landscapes of Yellowstone National Park, providing a virtual escape from the confines of your study space.
Walking is not just a physical activity; it’s a therapeutic tool that can alleviate the pressures of exam preparation. Incorporating walks into your routine can offer a refreshing break, allowing you to clear your mind and return to your studies with renewed focus. So, stride confidently into this challenge, conquer stress, and give your mental health the support it deserves during this demanding exam season!
Embark on the Yellowstone Conqueror Virtual Challenge, covering a captivating 121 km across diverse landscapes and ecosystems. Challenge yourself to keep active during exam prep and seize the opportunity to earn a remarkable medal!
But let’s be clear. It’s not a race.
The goal of this challenge is to motivate you to keep active while you’re preparing for your exams, not to run a marathon. How far you can go is completely up to you. Make your goal to get up regularly and walk around your kitchen for 5 minutes or go for a longer walk while you listen to lectures, you decide what goal is sustainable for you and we’ll cheer you on!
Worried about completing the distance in the time?
Don’t be! The challenge has a start date. No end date. If your goal is to add a 20 minute walk to your routine and that’s all you can do during the challenge, that’s great! Walk as far as you can during the challenge and complete the full challenge as you can.
This challenge is designed to help you cope with stress during exams, not ADD to it.
How does it work?
The Conqueror App to seamlessly tracks your progress on the virtual route through Yellowstone Park. Every stride stepped or workout logged propels you forward on the interactive map, inching you closer to completing the entire distance.
Unlock local spots of interest as you reach specific milestones, revealing a gallery of images and videos showcasing natural wildlife reserves, waterholes, local attractions, and more. Explore key locations like Canyon Village, Midway Geyser Basin, and Old Faithful on your exam prep journey.
I use a wheelchair. Can I still take part?
Absolutely. The challenge includes wheelchair usage as one of the exercise categories.
Do I really get sent a medal for completing the challenge?
Yes. Yes, you do.
To help keep you motivated TuneFM has created a four part docuseries about Yellowstone National Park. Welcome to Yellowstone: A Legacy.
An Ecosystem in Balance
Life flourishes in Yellowstone. From the tiniest songbird to the mighty elk, and everything in between, nature has struck a delicate balance. But what happens when that balance is disturbed? In this episode we explore the complex relationships between predator and prey, and why they are so vital to the health of an ecosystem.
The Boiling Point
Vibrant colours disguise hidden dangers in the depth’s of Yellowstone’s hot springs. Despite the deadly temperatures, microbial life still thrives in the boiling, mineral-rich waters. In this episode we look at the mechanisms behind the hot springs and geysers, and how tiny creatures thrive where others dare not go.
Echoes of Eruption
Deep beneath Yellowstone lies a magma chamber, above which is the vast Yellowstone Caldera. Sometimes referred to as a supervolcano, the caldera lies atop the Yellowstone hotspot, and has inspired many an imagination. Although the volcano has erupted in the past, how will future eruptions affect the region – and the world?
An Eleven Thousand Year Legacy
Yellowstone attracts over three million visitors a year, but the human history of the park has spanned for thousands of years. From First Nations Americans, to European Settlers, to today, join us as we explore how human hands have shaped Yellowstone’s past, and how they can shape its future.
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Connect with fellow UNE students who are ready to share their study strategies, triumphs, and setbacks with you. Engage in discussions, receive valuable insights, and feel a sense of camaraderie as you collectively navigate the challenges of exam preparation. This vibrant community transforms the often solitary journey of studying into a shared experience that transcends geographical boundaries.
Upon registration, we’ll send you an invitation link, unlocking the gateway to this supportive network. Embrace the motivation, encouragement, and shared knowledge that await you in our dynamic and interactive community. Together, let’s conquer the exam preparation journey, leveraging the strength of community for academic success!
The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world’s oldest living culture. In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.