Start the scavenger hunt! Cross paths with carnivores, win prizes and protect local wildlife
Information from Woodland Park Zoo
It’s National Wildlife Week, and what better way to celebrate than playing a game that is not only fun and family-friendly, but also helps protect local wildlife! All you need is your phone and your favorite pair of walking shoes. It’s called Crossing Paths with Carnivores, and it’s part of the Adventure Labs geocaching games created by Woodland Park Zoo’s Carnivore Coexistence Action Team and Issaquah Highlands Council.
The 12-stop adventure will lead you to find clues, solve puzzles and complete adventures one location at a time. The journey highlights interesting locations in Issaquah Highlands while providing players with information about local carnivores and tips on what you can do to keep your family safe if unexpected encounters occur.
How to Play:
The “Crossing Paths with Carnivores” game is played using the Geocaching Adventure Lab app by Groundspeak, Inc. It requires a free geocaching.com account to log in and play. Create an account and download the app to get started!
You can visit the 12 locations in any order over the course of days or even months; however, the game was designed to be done in one outing if desired and avoid major hills (the course is not flat). It takes about an hour and a half to two hours to walk the entire route, but it would also be fun by bike or scooter.
Issaquah Highlands Council is running a fun monthly drawing from April through September - anyone who completes the Adventure can enter to win a variety of prizes each month! Once you complete all 12 stops, be sure to take a screen capture of your app showing you finished and submit it using the form on this page: www.issaquahhighlands.com/carnivores-adventure/
Crossing Paths with Carnivores is ready for gameplay! Round up your friends and family to play all summer long.
Dates for prizes:
April 15: Out of the Box Eco-Store Gift Basket
May 15: Issaquah Alps Trail Club Package
June 15: Ice Cream Trike Gift Certificates
July 15: Woodland Park Zoo Raccoon ZooParent Package
August 15: University House Gift Basket
September 15: Custom Etched Issaquah Highlands Glassybaby
Download the Adventure Lab app here, travel to Issaquah Highlands, click into Crossing Paths with Carnivores Adventure Labs, and embark on an adventure across the Issaquah Highlands.
Crossing Paths with Carnivores and the Carnivore Coexistence Action Team are components of Coexisting With Carnivores, a school and community engagement program co-facilitated by Woodland Park Zoo, Issaquah School District and the City of Issaquah. The program focuses on community-developed strategies to prevent human-wildlife conflict in the region and foster a sense of pride for local wildlife. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Zoo hours through April 30: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. For more information or to become a zoo member, visit www.zoo.org or call 206.548.2500.