Learn about SDGs on a puzzle-solving field trip!

Strengthen classmates’ relationships while they have fun solving puzzles! Students will bond and learn how to cooperate while solving challenges that incorporate SDGs. They will get to use their five senses, move around, and expand their intellectual curiosity in this experiential learning program.

We can accommodate public/private schools and educational facilities from various areas around Japan

School Tantei Details

Invite Japan has designed special educational materials and workshops about SDGs, to supplement our main program. It’s easy to find lots of information about what SDGs are, but not about how to think about them or implement them in our daily lives. It’s especially difficult to find material that relates to students and how they want to live. 

Using neuropsychology, cognitive science, and team building coaching as a basis,  these supplemental programs teach students how to become better thinkers, problem-solvers, and builders of a more sustainable future.

学校謎解き

Move, think, learn! for your next field trip, class trip or school excursion

Nowadays it may be difficult to go on a regular class trip or excursion. It might also be a good time to think about new activities for school trips. That’s why we have developed this new program. It allows classes to gain a fresh perspective on places nearby and deepen their understanding of the world and their impact on society, while giving them a chance to move around outside, explore and have fun. 

Gain new awareness about an area close by while having fun solving puzzles.

Scavenger hunts make people see the world a little bit differently. They utilize small details, cultural curios, and public art and monuments that often get overlooked. Stopping to notice these elements by solving puzzles can give students a whole new perspective and appreciation for a certain area, and can broaden and change their way of thinking and looking at the world. 

Experience the societal connection with SDGs + Scavenger Hunt

Learning = knowledge + awareness + action. In-school learning is based on inspiring action through students using their brains. Invite Japan’s scavenger hunt program brings students outside the class, giving them the opportunity to touch and experience the world that they are learning about, as well as the chance to feel that they are connected to society and have the power to shape and create it.

Deepen the relationships among classmates with problem-solving communication

People become involved and immersed in puzzles once they start doing them. You’ll often hear things like “I can’t believe it, it was there in front of us the whole time!” “I knew it!” “Oh we were so close!” from players. Because they are so involved in the puzzles, students will become more open, and communication and bonding will naturally flow. As a result, classmates will form deeper and stronger relationships, and create fun new memories. 

Let students imagine and create their own futures through SDGs

The students of today will be the ones living in and leading the world beyond 2030, and they will have the responsibility to shape the world according to the United Nation’s 17 SDGs.

There are multiple ways of looking at SDGs and using them as educational tools. They can be seen as a colorfully-designed jumping off points, or as broad themes for further discussion. You can also look at the history of SDGs, the background leading up to them, the countries participating and actively leading on them (and the ones that aren’t).

 

  • Providing the emotional and creative framework for imagining an unknown future.
  • Using the question “What are SDGs really” as a jumping off point to educate about the power of setting and realizing goals as a way to develop oneself and one’s abilities.
  • Experiencing education and learning as not just something static that occurs in the classroom, but rather as something that can have a meaningful impact on society and the real world when combined with action.

 

Adults have set the 17 SDGs as goals to accomplish, but it is the students of today who will ultimately have to implement them and live with them. Therefore, we at Invite Japan want students to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through learning about SDGs in order to give them the tools to create their own bright and sustainable futures. 

Off-Campus Puzzle-Solving
Scavenger Hunt Learning Program

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Small-scale group (1~50 players) @Nihonbashi/Tokyo
¥ 1,650 per person
  • Ideal group: 10~50 students (1 class)
  • Location: Nihonbashi area
  • Duration: 2~3 hrs.

MISSION: SAVE THE PLANET

Large-scale group(100~300 players)@Yokohama
¥ 3,850 per person
  • Ideal group: 100~300 students (3~8 classes)
  • Location: Yokohama (Yamashita Park area)
  • Duration: 3 hrs.
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Supplemental Pre & Post-Event
SDG Workshop Packages

Invite Japan has designed special educational materials and workshops about SDGs, to supplement our main program. It’s easy to find lots of information about what SDGs are, but not about how to think about them or implement them in our daily lives. It’s especially difficult to find material that relates to students and how they want to live. 

Using neuropsychology, cognitive science, and team building coaching as a basis,  these supplemental programs teach students how to become better thinkers, problem-solvers, and builders of a more sustainable future. 

    

Pre-event lecture: "What are SDGs?"

Duration: 45 mins

Cost:  Online: ¥55,000

    In person: ¥165,000(for Tokyo area)

※ For areas outside of Tokyo– transportation, lodging, and other fees may be added if necessary.

Post-event workshop materials: "Living with SDGs"

Duration: 3 blocs, 45 min. each (Group work during intervals)

Format: Printed/Online(Includes how-to-use manual))

Cost: ¥66,000(30 student booklets + 1 teacher manuel)

    Additional booklets ¥2,200/booklet

Training Course: "SDGs From an Educational Standpoint"

This is a course for teachers, educators, and leaders to learn how to facilitate the “What are SDGs?” lecture. This course not only teaches the theory and rational behind SDGs but also how to guide and instruct others.

Duration: 2 days

Format: Teaching materials + online course

Price: ¥198,000

Frequently Asked Questions

Invite Japan uses event hosting insurance (イベント開催保険). The insurance is included in the price of the event.

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We suggest around 4-6 students per team.

The event area (from the observatory hill to Yamashita Park to Nihon Odori to Yokohama Stadium) is broken up into 8 zones. We request one teacher be assigned to each zone in case students need their help.

Yes! Invite Japan is a team building company that uses puzzles to spur communication and stronger relationships. All of our events are designed with this goal in mind.

Because this program is for large groups, a lot of effort goes into preparing materials and logistics. As a result, we have come up with the following cancellation policy:

(Based on # of days before the event)

  • 90-40 days before:  20%
  • 40-21 days before:  50%
  • 20-4 days before:    80%
  • 3- event day:          100%

If the number of absences are within 10% of the total number of participants, we will issue an invoice for the exact number of participants on the day of the event. If the number of absences exceeds 10%, we ask for a guarantee to pay for 90% of the expected number of participants.

First we will send you an ordering form which you must stamp/certify and return back to us. Once that is completed we will issue you an invoice, which must be paid the month after the month of the event, at the end of the month.