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message 1: by Jannene (last edited Mar 20, 2016 12:43PM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments 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.

c. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Read a book set in Mexico
Cliff Diver
- 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.
The Butterfly Clues

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.


Canada:

a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils)
- Take home item – Piece of petrified bone: Read a book that has the word “bone” in the title
Bones of the Lost

b. Glacier Bay
- read a book set in British Columbia
- read a book that has sea life in it (whales or seals)
- Take home item – Glacier Ice: Read a book that is about diamonds. It must be a significant part of the story - i.e. a diamond heist, diamond mines, etc.

c. Historic District of Old Québec
- read a book set in Quebec
Bones Never Lie
- read about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction)
- Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France).

d. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick)
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it.


United States of America:

a. Yellowstone National Park
- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho
Tensleep
- read a book about a vacation in the mountains.
- Take home item – Bear Tooth Pendant: Read a book that has wildlife (bear, deer, moose, elk, or wolf) on the cover.

b. Grand Canyon National Park
- read a book set in Arizona or Nevada
- read a book that has a significant river in it.
- Take home item - Arrowhead: Read a book about First Nations life where arrows were used. Will accept arrowheads on the cover.

c. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Read a book set in Hawaii
- Read a book about volcanoes
- Take home item – Coconut: Read a book that has coconut in it, whether it’s on the cover, in the tree, cooked/baked into food

d. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Read a book set in New Mexico
- Read a book where caves play an integral part of the story
- Take home item – bat wing: Read a book with the word “Bat” is in the title/subtitle, or on the cover.


message 2: by Jannene (last edited Nov 06, 2016 05:46AM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil:

a. Iguaçu National Park
- Read a book set in Brazil
- Read a book with that has a waterfall on the cover or in the story
- Take Home Item – Rainbow: Read a book with a rainbow on the cover.

b. Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
- Read a book set in Brazil
- Read a book that has a statue in it.
Sandstorm
- Take Home Item - Photograph of Christ the Redeemer Statue: Read a book where a main character is a photographer

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 Chili
- 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.
Now You See Me

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
The Clue in the Crossword Cipher by Carolyn Keene
- Read a book set in a mountainous area.
Sanctus
- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover.
Killer Instinct

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.

Ecuador:

a. Galápagos Islands
- Read a book about the Galápagos Islands, or are featured in a book
- Read a book with one of the following animals/birds on the cover or in the title: Turtle, Iguana, Albatross, Pelican, Flamingo, Whale, Dolphin.
- Take Home Item – Egg: Read a book where the main character is a cook or baker.

b. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Ecuador
- Read a book with llamas in the title, on the cover, or in the story in which there are working animals (llamas, horses, oxen, dogs, etc)
The Kill Switch
- Take Home Item – Sarape: Read a book where someone is weaving textiles or there is a blanket of some kind on the cover.


message 3: by Jannene (last edited Nov 05, 2016 05:20PM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments EUROPE



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




Germany:
a. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
- Read a book set in Germany
- Read a book about the Roman invasion of Europe
- Take Home Item – Spear: Read a book in which spears were used as weapons.



Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
- Read a book set in Italy
Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis
- Read a book set in Venice
Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
- Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%)
The Reapers: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly



United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland):
a. Tower of London
- Read a book set in England
Dead Scared
- Read a book involving the Tower of London
- Take Home Item – Crown: Read a book with a crown on the cover or the word in the title.

b. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
- Read a book set in North Ireland or Ireland
- Read a book with a giant in it.
- Take Home Item – Emerald: Read a book with a predominant green cover (70%)
Plum Pudding Murder

c. New Lanark
- Read a book set in Scotland
- Read a book about child labour.
- Take Home Item - Ball of wool: Read a book with wool or clothing made from wool (i.e. sweater) on the cover, or with the word “Wool” in the title.


message 4: by Jannene (last edited Apr 03, 2016 12:52PM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments AFRICA



Botswana:
a. Tsodilo
- Read a book set in Botswana
- Read a book set in Prehistoric Times
- Take Home Item – Quartz: Read a book where the title begins with the letter Q, or the word Quartz is in the title.

Democratic Republic of Congo:
a. Okapi Wildlife Reserve
- Read a book set in the D.R. of Congo
- Read a book with elephant(s) in the story.
- Take Home Item – Feather: Read a book with a feather on the cover or the word in the title.
Raven Black

Ethiopia:
a. Konso Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Ethiopia
- Read a book involving agriculture
- Take Home Item – Small Wood Carving: Read a book with the word “Wood” is in the title, or the author’s last name is “Wood”.

Gambia:
a. Kunta Kinteh Island
- Read a book set in Gambia
- Read a book involving a fort
- Take Home Item – Ivory: Read a book with the word “Ivory” in the title, or the subject of the book is about ivory. (Please note, no animals have been killed in the pursuit of this geocache item.)

Kenya:
a. Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
- Read a book set in Kenya
- Read a book set near a lake
The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke
- Take Home Item – Flamingo Feather: Read a book with the word flamingo in the title, a flamingo on the cover, or the cover is predominantly hot pink (70%).
Florida Roadkill

Madagascar:
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

Mali:
a. Timbuktu
- Read a book set in Mali
- Read a book set in a university
Do or Die
- Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books.



Morocco:
a. Medina of Marrakesh
- Read a book set in Morocco
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Read a book that is about food, glorious food.
Cherry Cheesecake Murder
- Take Home Item – Olive: Read a book with the word “Olive” in the title, or pictured in a drink on the cover
Killer Cocktail

Nigeria:
a. Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
- Read a book set in Nigeria
- Read a book with a shrine in the story
- Take Home Item – Wooden Mask resembling a Idol: Read a book with a mask on the cover, or the word “mask” in the title
Moon Bayou

Senegal:
a. Island of Gorée
- Read a book set in Senegal
The Spider Stone
- Read a book with slaves in it
The White Road
- Take Home Item – Link of Chain: Read a book that is linked to another because it’s in a series. (Thought you were done with that, didn’t you?)
The Killing Kind

South Africa:
a. Vredefort Dome
- Read a book set in South Africa
- Read a book in the post-apocalyptic genre
- Take Home Item - Piece of Meteorite: Read a book set in space

Egypt:
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


message 5: by Jannene (last edited Apr 02, 2016 03:41PM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments ASIA



China
a. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
- Read a book set in China
- Read a book in which there are dragons
- Take Home Item – Jade: Read a book with the word “Jade” in the title or subtitle. 
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b. The Great Wall
- Read a book set in China
Killing Rain by Barry Eisner
- Read a book in which there is an army.
The Einstein Prophecy
- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages.
The Dragon's Path

c. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
- Read a book set in China
- Read a book in which there are endangered animals
- Take Home Item – Teddy Bear: Read a Middle Grade/Young Adult in which an animal plays a significant role


Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
A Clean Kill in Tokyo by Barry Eisler
- Read a book set in wartime (any war)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Take Home Item – Dove: Read a book in which a dove is on the cover, or in the title/subtitle
Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson

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
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk


message 6: by Jannene (last edited Oct 30, 2016 06:44PM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments

Australia:
a. Great Barrier Reef
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set on/under the ocean
- Take Home Item – Coral: Read a book with the word “coral” in the title/subtitle, or author’s name.

b. Kakadu National Park
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set in the tropics
- Take Home Item – Alligator Tooth: Read a book with teeth on the cover

c. Lord Howe Island Group
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set on an island
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word “Bird” in the title, or a bird on the cover

d. Tasmanian Wilderness
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book where a penal colony or prison is significant
- Take Home Item – Tasmanian Devil: Read a Paranormal Fantasy book (think devils, demons, etc)

e. Shark Bay, Western Australia
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book with sharks in it
The Rook
- Take Home Item – Shark Tooth: Read a book with the word “Shark” in the title/sub-title, or on the cover.
Hammerhead Ranch Motel

f. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Read a book set in Australia
Vodka Doesn't Freeze by Leah Giarratano
- Read a book with Aboriginal people in it
Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland
- Take Home Item – Red Stone: Read a book where the cover is predominantly red (70%)
The Black Angel by John Connolly

g. Sydney Opera House
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set in a harbour city
- Take Home Item – Concert Program: Read a book where a musician is a significant character

h. Macquarie Island
- Read a book set in Antarctica
- Read a book about exploration
- Take Home Item – Penguin: Read a classic published by Penguin Classics (does not need to be the issue you read).


message 7: by Jannene (last edited Nov 05, 2016 05:38PM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments Finished:
Africa
Senegal:
a. Island of Gorée
- Read a book set in Senegal
The Spider Stone
- Read a book with slaves in it
The White Road
- Take Home Item – Link of Chain: Read a book that is linked to another because it’s in a series. (Thought you were done with that, didn’t you?)
The Killing Kind

Australia:
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Read a book set in Australia
Vodka Doesn't Freeze by Leah Giarratano
- Read a book with Aboriginal people in it
Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland
- Take Home Item – Red Stone: Read a book where the cover is predominantly red (70%)
The Black Angel by John Connolly

Asia
Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
A Clean Kill in Tokyo by Barry Eisler
- Read a book set in wartime (any war)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Take Home Item – Dove: Read a book in which a dove is on the cover, or in the title/subtitle
Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson

Europe
Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
- Read a book set in Italy
Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis
- Read a book set in Venice
Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
- Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%)
The Reapers: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly


message 8: by Jannene (last edited Nov 12, 2016 02:13PM) (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments South America
Peru:

a. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Read a book set in Peru
The Clue in the Crossword Cipher by Carolyn Keene
- Read a book set in a mountainous area.
Sanctus
- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover.
Killer Instinct

North America

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Read a book set in Mexico
Cliff Diver
- Read a book about migration (human, animal, insect)
Letters From Berlin: A Story of War, Survival, and the Redeeming Power of Love and Friendship by Kerstin Lieff
- Take Home Item – Butterfly: Read a book where a butterfly is on the cover or the word is in the title.
The Butterfly Clues


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments OMG! I am soooo jealous of your graphics!


message 10: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments Almeta wrote: "OMG! I am soooo jealous of your graphics!"

That means a lot coming from you.


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Jannene | 2768 comments Done...at least six continents.


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