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Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt

Get 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: $25 per team

 

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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 a series questions related to Severson Dells and the 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 car, others will require venturing down a trail.  Some questions require may require a little research to answer. As it is illegal to remove items from the preserves, one 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!

You may assemble your team with anywhere from two to six members.  There will be two categories to compete in- Adults only and Mixed Age. The Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt will take place over an 8-hour period with teams receiving their hunt questions via e-mail by 8:00am on Saturday, September 28th and are due back at Severson Dells Nature Center no later than 4:00 p.m. with your answers and photos. Enjoy food, live music and games while scoring 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 restoration throughout all 43 Forest Preserves of Winnebago County.

Earlier Event: September 24
Fall Colors Hike: Hononegah Forest Preserve
Later Event: October 1
Yoga at the Dells