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ForestQuest 8x5 8-3-17Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt Saturday, September 15, 2018

A 24-hour Event that Takes You Off the Beaten Path to Discover the Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Secrets of the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Participate in feats of intrigue and daring!

Teams: 2 – 6 people

Entry Fee: $50 ($65 with post event celebration) per team

 

Register Your Team Today! Registration ends at 5:00 pm Thursday, September 13, 2018.
Click here to register your team.

Grab a group of friends, family or co-workers and test your Severson Dells and Forest Preserve knowledge! If you’re up for the challenge, you’ll be hiking, talking to forest preserve staff, looking for clues and working as a team to answer 75 questions related to Severson Dells and the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. The team with the most points wins a fabulous grand prize. Second place prizes will also be awarded.

The hunt will take you to several forest preserve locations throughout the county, some spots you’ll be able to reach by car, others will require venturing down a trail.  Some questions require research to answer. A digital camera with a flash memory card will be required per team. Questions are awarded point values based on level of difficulty. The team with the most points will get prizes, but everybody wins!

Assemble your team with anywhere from two to six members.  The Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt will take place over a 25-hour period with teams receiving their hunt questions via e-mail by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14th and are due back at Severson Dells Nature Center no later than 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th with your answers.  Celebrate Your Team’s Success at the post scavenger hunt party with live music! Registration is $50 per team, and $65 per team with food at the post event party.

All proceeds from the Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt benefit Nature Education programs at Severson Dells Nature Center and the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County.

PRIZES

ADULTS ONLY TEAM PRIZES
1st Place

Beer Tasting and Tour for up to 6 at Prairie Street Brewhouse, pint glasses and tin sign
Severson Dells Family Memberships
Severson Dells Water Bottles or t-shirts (winners choice)
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden family membership
Gift certificate to Chocolate by Daniel

2nd Place
Rareform Wallets (click to see)
Severson Dells Individual Memberships
Severson Dells Water Bottles or t-shirts (winners choice)
Gift certificate to Chocolate by Daniel
MIXED AGE TEAM PRIZES
1st Place

2 hour rentals from Rocktown Adventures for entire team
Treasure Among the Trees books
Severson Dells Family Memberships
Severson Dells Water Bottles or t-shirts (winners choice)
Gift certificate to Chocolate by Daniel
2nd Place
Severson Dells Individual Memberships
Severson Dells Water Bottles or t-shirts (winners choice)
Treasure Among the Trees books
Gift certificate to Chocolate by Daniel