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Prizes include stickers, bracelets, and gift cards
Travis McGinnis
Celebrating Earth Week and Earth Day, Environmental Club is hosting a scavenger hunt today. The event is taking place within the quad, with groups and individuals searching for prizes. “Last year, we came up with the idea of a scavenger hunt because the Environmental 101 teacher made digital escape rooms for her students in her class. The hidden caches we have are stickers, bracelets, stamps, and little trinkets that revolve around Earth Day in the shape of trees,” Ruiz said.

To help bring celebrate and bring awareness to Earth Week, the Environmental club will be hosting a scavenger hunt today.

“The idea behind the scavenger hunt is just to bring awareness to various environmental topics,” science teacher Martha Horner said. “Everybody will start just outside the cafeteria, and then they’ll move around in different locations searching for little caches.”

Groups of four can sign up for the scavenger hunt. Prizes are going to be given out, with a larger prize of a $10 gift card for each person within the winning team.

“The scavenger hunt [features] a collection of Earth Day facts and participating with each other,” Environmental Club president Carmen Ruiz said. “[Groups] get to pick up stickers, bracelets, and stamps, all relating to Earth Day, themes and also nature in general, while learning a little bit more about Earth Day and Earth Week.” 

After some unplanned interruptions to last year’s event, the club has made additional efforts to ensure a smoother experience.

“Last year, there were some major difficulties to work out as we had some of our bottles moved around by the custodial staff,” Ruiz said. “But this year, since we have the template from last year to go off of, and the digital keys that we have, it’s working pretty well. Alongside [that] we’re going to have student monitors from the environmental club to place the bottles down closer to the time of the actual event, so that way, hopefully, it’ll be smooth sailing.”

Last year’s players are looking forward to the second annual game.

“I had a lot of fun playing it last year,” junior Aiden Stewart said. “Watching people trying to find the stuff and knowing how close they are, because I hid them, was my favorite part. I knew where everything was and seeing people have fun while searching made the event worth it.”

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