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Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt 2017

ForestQuest 8x5 8-3-17Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt Saturday, September 16, 2017

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

Grab a group of friends, family or co-workers and test your 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 about 75 questions related to Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. The team with the most points wins a fabulous grand prize! Second and third 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. As it is illegal to remove items from the preserves, one digital camera with a flash memory card or cell phone will be required per team. Questions are awarded point values based on level of difficulty. The three highest scoring teams will win grand prizes!

You may 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 15th and are due back at Severson Dells Nature Center no later than 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16th with your answers. Enjoy a cook out with beer and music while tallying points takes place. Celebrate your team’s success at the post race party!

All proceeds from the Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt benefit Nature Education programs at Severson Dells Nature Center and Volunteer Education programs to enhance habitat throughout all 42 Forest Preserves of Winnebago County.

Register Your Team Today! Registration ends at 5:00 pm Thursday, September 14, 2017.
Click here to register your team.



To learn more about volunteer opportunities for this event

E-mail or call (815) 877-6100