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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 03, 2015 03:45AM) (new)

What a fun challenge! Can't wait to get started.

I'm planning now. If I actually read any of these, I'll mark them.


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 03, 2015 03:32PM) (new)

1. NORTH AMERICA:



Mexico & Caribbean:

a. Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
- Read a book set in Mexico
- Read a book about the Mayans.
- Take Home Item – Mayan Calendar: Read a book with the word Calendar in the title/subtitle.

b. Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
- Read a book set in Mexico
- Read a book where agriculture plays a significant role
- Take Home Item – Bottle of Tequila: Read a book where alcohol plays a significant role. ¡Tequila!: Distilling the Spirit of Mexico

c. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Read a book set in Mexico
- Read a book about migration (human, animal, insect)
- Take Home Item – Butterfly: Read a book where a butterfly is on the cover or the word is in the title.

d. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
- Read a book set in the Caribbean
- Read a book where conservation is key.
- Take Home Item – Coral: Read a book with the word coral is in the title/subtitle, the author’s name, or a character’s name.


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 03, 2015 03:33PM) (new)

2. SOUTH AMERICA:



Argentina:

a. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Argentina
- Read a book where the main character spends a lot of time on the road.
- Take Home Item – Pin of Argentina’s Flag: Read a book with a sun on the cover.

b. Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
- Read a book set in Argentina
- Read a book set in prehistoric times, or about prehistoric times
- Take Home Item – Hand Petroglyph Facsimile: - Read a book with someone’s hand on the cover.

Chile:

a. Rapa Nui National Park
- Read a book set in Chile
- Read a book where an extraordinary feat of engineering is key.
- Take Home Item – Feather from a Headdress: Read a book with a feather on the cover, (Feathers on a bird do not count.)

b. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Read a book set in Chile
- Read a book that is a Rita Award winner or nominee. (You’ve got to know where this inspiration comes from.)
- Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover.

Cuba:

a. Old Havana and its Fortification System
- Read a book set in Cuba
- Read a book with a dictator in it.
- Take Home Item – Cuban Cigar: Read a book with a cigarette or cigar on the cover, or where the character smokes. 

Peru:

a. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Read a book set in Peru
- Read a book set in a mountainous area.
- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover.

b. Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
- Read a book set in Peru
- Read a book set in space.
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word bird in the title or the author’s name.

c. Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
- Read a book set in Peru.
- Read a book about the Incans
- Take Home Item – Pottery Shard: Read a book with pottery on the cover, in the title, or a character in the story is a potter.


message 4: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 03, 2015 03:35PM) (new)

3. EUROPE:


France:
a. Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
- Read a book set in France
- Read a book about painting
- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%)

Greece:
a. Archaeological Site of Olympia
- Read a book set in Greece
- Read a book based on Greek mythology
- Take Home Item – Fig Leaf (some of those statues are missing something): Read a book with a statue on the cover or the word is in the title.

Netherlands:
a. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
- Read a book set in the Netherlands
- Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title
- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover.

Spain:
a. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
- Read a book set in Spain Shouldn't be hard to find something
- Read a book about a pilgrimage-I guess the The Canterbury Tales, but that seems odd if this task is for Spain.
- Take Home Item – Scallop Shell: Read a book with shells on the cover. El Peregrino de Compostela

United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland):
a. Tower of London
- Read a book set in England The Rose Without a Thorn
- Read a book involving the Tower of London The Lady in the Tower
- Take Home Item – Crown: Read a book with a crown on the cover or the word in the title. In the Shadow of the Crown


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 04, 2015 08:13AM) (new)

4. AFRICA


Madagascar: Possible
a. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
- Read a book set in Madagascar
- Read a book set in a forest
- Take Home Item – Frog: Read a book with the word “frog” in the title, or a frog on the cover El Cartel de los Sapos/The Cartel of the Snitches

Egypt: Possible
a. Memphis and its Necropolis
- Read a book set in Egypt
- Read a historical fiction about one of the Pharoahs
- Take Home Item – Scarab: Read a book with the word “Scarab” in the title or the subtitle

Morocco:
a. Medina of Marrakesh
- Read a book set in Morocco
- Read a book that is about food, glorious food.
- Take Home Item – Olive: Read a book with the word “Olive” in the title, or pictured in a drink on the cover


message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 04, 2015 08:14AM) (new)

5. ASIA:


India:
a. Taj Mahal
- Read a book set in India
- Read a book about a great love
- Take Home Item – White Marble: Read a book with a predominantly white cover (70%) and with minimal black on it. No other colours are allowed.

b. Mountain Railways of India
- Read a book set in India
- Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period
- Take Home Item – Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title

Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
- Read a book set in wartime (any war)
- Take Home Item – Dove: Read a book in which a dove is on the cover, or in the title/subtitle

b. Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
- Read a book set in Japan
- Read a book with a character that is a seamstress or tailor, or has a clothing sweat shop
- Take Home Item – Silkworm Egg: Read a book with the word “silk” in the title/sub-title

Thailand:
a. Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
- Read a book set in Thailand
- Read a book in which a King is a significant character
- Take Home Item – Pottery Shard: Read a book with a bowl or cup on the cover.


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 04, 2015 08:15AM) (new)

6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS:



New Zealand:
a. Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
- Read a book set in New Zealand
- Read a book in the fantasy genre (sorry, can’t help but think of the Lord of the Rings movies)
- Take Home Item – Chunk of Glacier Ice: Read a book where there is snow/ice on the cover, or “snow” or “ice” is in the title.


Singapore:
a. Singapore Botanical Gardens
- Read a book set in Singapore
- Read a book in which a garden is a significant location or gardening a significant activity
- Take Home Item – Orchid: Read a book with the word “Orchid” in the title or on the cover


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