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.
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)
2nd Place - RareformWallets - Severson Dells Individual Memberships - Severson Dells Water Bottles or t-shirts (winners choice)
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)
2nd Place - Severson Dells Individual Memberships - Severson Dells Water Bottles or t-shirts (winners choice) Treasure Among the Trees books
Directions: Severson Dells Nature Center - 8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, IL 61102 - From Bypass 20 south of Rockford, take the Montague Road exit. Turn southwest on Montague Road and continue approximately four miles, past Meridian Road, to the second left after passing Weldon Road.