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Asbury Woods Launches Scavenger Hunt for PA Trails Month

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 at 7:52 AM
Asbury Woods Launches Scavenger Hunt for PA Trails Month

September is Pennsylvania Trails Month, and Asbury Woods wants to celebrate with a QR Code Trivia Trail scavenger hunt.

Pennsylvania Trails Month is dedicated to celebrating and appreciating trails all through the state during the month of September. Asbury Woods will celebrate PA Trails Month by launching a new QR Code Trivia Trail scavenger hunt for September 2019 that encourages people to explore our trails and learn about the trees, swamps, forests, wildflowers, wildlife and watersheds on Asbury Woods’ 205 acres of property. The QR Code Trivia Trail was developed to encourage visitors to not only explore the trails they already know, but to seek out new ones as well.

There will be 25 QR codes scattered throughout the Asbury Woods property on 3x5 inch aluminum tiles. Beginning September 5, participants can scan each code to obtain a clue to answer a final riddle.  All answers for the final riddle submitted to Asbury Woods before September 30 will be put in a drawing for a grand prize. The QR codes can be scanned using a smart device such as a tablet or phone.  An app may need to be installed on the device to scan the codes.  Any QR scanning app will work to complete the scavenger hunt. Participants can find the full map of QR code locations online or in the Nature Center, and can learn more at www.asburywoods.org/news/patrailsmonth.

The QR Code Scavenger Hunt was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program Environmental Stewardship fund under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation administered through the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s September Trails Celebration Mini Grant Program.

ABOUT ASBURY WOODS

The mission of Asbury Woods is to provide all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship.

Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages.  In addition, they manage and maintain 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails.

The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access.  The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs.  The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the Nature Center.  The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek.  Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.

Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 71,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.