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message 1: by Rebecca (last edited Feb 05, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) I don't have a plan for next year. I'm just going to see how many tasks I can find books for, and see how far I get.
NORTH AMERICA:
Canada:
a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta The Baby Promise January 8
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils)Dry Bones January 3
- Take home item – Piece of petrified bone: Read a book that has the word “bone” in the title Make No Bones January 7

b. Glacier Bay
- read a book set in British Columbia Double Jeopardy January 9
- read a book that has sea life in it (whales or seals).Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas January 1
- 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.Death Is Forever January 12

c. Historic District of Old Québec
- read a book set in QuebecThe Long Way Home January 5
- read about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction) The Immigrant Brides Collection January 12
- Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France).French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew January 1

d. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick)The Bride Ship January 10
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story Moby-Dick; or, The Whale January 9
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it.Delectable Mountains January 10

United States of America:
a. Yellowstone National Park
- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho Colton by Marriage January 10
- read a book about a vacation in the mountains.Out of Circulation January 22
- Take home item – Bear Tooth Pendant: Read a book that has wildlife (bear, deer, moose, elk, or wolf) on the cover.
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult January 8
b. Grand Canyon National Park
- read a book set in Arizona or Nevada
- read a book that has a significant river in it.Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure January 2
- Take home item - Arrowhead: Read a book about First Nations life where arrows were used. Will accept arrowheads on the cover.
The Historical Atlas of Native Americans: 150 maps chronicle the fascinating and tragic story of North America's indigenous peoples January 5
c. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Read a book set in Hawaii
- Read a book about volcanoesThe Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History January 5
- 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 also title The Coconut Comes in Due Season January 2

d. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Read a book set in New Mexico
- Read a book where caves play an integral part of the storyBlind Descent January 3
- Take home item – bat wing: Read a book with the word “Bat” is in the title/subtitle, or on the cover.

Mexico & Caribbean:

a. Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
- Read a book set in Mexico Closely Akin to Murder January 6
- Read a book about the Mayans.The Lost Chronicles Of The Maya Kings January 3
- Take Home Item – Mayan Calendar: Read a book with the word Calendar in the title/subtitle.Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History January 6

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
- 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 2: by Rebecca (last edited Feb 05, 2016 11:09AM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) 2. SOUTH AMERICA:
Brazil:
a. Iguaçu National Park
- Read a book set in Brazil Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed January 21
- Read a book with that has a waterfall on the cover or in the story Highland Hearts by Eva Maria Hamilton January 21
- Take Home Item – Rainbow: Read a book with a rainbow on the cover. Rainbow's End by Irene Hannon January 21

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.
- 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.

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.

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)
- 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 Rebecca (last edited Feb 05, 2016 11:19AM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) 3. EUROPE:

France:
a. Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
- Read a book set in France An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi January 20
- Read a book about painting The Art Thief by Noah Charney January 16
- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%) A Killer's Christmas in Wales (Penny Brannigan Mystery #3) by Elizabeth J. Duncan February 5

Austria:
a. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
- Read a book set in Austria
- In honour of Mozart, read a book in which a real life famous composer is a character and has a significant presence.
- Take Home Item – Sachertorte: Read a book that has a cake on the cover.

Belgium:
a. Stoclet House
- Read a book set in Belgium
- Read a book with Art Nouveau as a subject
- Take Home Item: Pressed Rose: Read a book with a rose on the cover or as a word in the title

Denmark:
a. Stevns Klint
- Read a book set in Denmark
- Read a book about meteorites, comets, astroids that have hit the earth or threaten the earth.
- Take Home Item – Fossil: Read a book about fossils.

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.

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.

Iceland:
a. Surtsey
- Read a book set in Iceland
- Read a book about a volcano
- Take Home Item – piece of lava: Read a book with a black rock on the cover.

Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
- Read a book set in Italy
- Read a book set in Venice
- Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%)

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.

Poland:
a. Auschwitz Birkenau
- Read a book set in Poland
- Read a book about WWII where Auschwitz is either the setting, the destination, or the threat.
- Take Home Item – Prayer Shawl: Read a book with a devout character

Spain:
a. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
- Read a book set in Spain
- Read a book about a pilgrimage
- Take Home Item – Scallop Shell: Read a book with shells on the cover.

United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland):
a. Tower of London
- Read a book set in England
- 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%)

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 Rebecca (last edited Jan 06, 2016 11:30AM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) 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.Trail Of Feathers: Searching for Philip True January 4

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
- 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%).

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
- Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books.

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

Senegal:
a. Island of Gorée
- Read a book set in Senegal
- Read a book with slaves in it
- 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?)

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

Morocco:
a. Medina of Marrakesh
- Read a book set in Morocco
- Read a book that is about food, glorious food.Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris January 4
- Take Home Item – Olive: Read a book with the word “Olive” in the title, or pictured in a drink on the cover


message 5: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) 5. ASIA:


Afghanistan:
a. Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
- Read a book set in Afghanistan
- Read a book in which there are caves, or the word “cave” is in the title.
- Take Home Item – Blue Tile: Read a book where the cover is predominantly blue (70%)

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
- Read a book in which there is an army.
- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages.

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

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

Iran:
a. Persepolis
- Read a book set in Iran/Persia
- Read a book with a character who is an archeologist
- Take Home Item – Carpet: Read a book with a multi coloured cover, or with the word “Carpet” in the title or subtitle

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

Mongolia:
a. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Mongolia
- Read a book about nomadic people
- Take Home Item – Bow from a Morin Khuur (Guitar-like Instrument): Read a book where music is the central theme

Nepal:
a. Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
- Read a book set in Nepal
- Read a book where a significant character is Buddhist
- Take Home Item – Prayer Flag: Read a book with the word “Flag” is in the title/subtitle, or a flag is on the cover.

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 6: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) 6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS:

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
- Take Home Item – Shark Tooth: Read a book with the word “Shark” in the title/sub-title, or on the cover.

f. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book with Aboriginal people in it
- Take Home Item – Red Stone: Read a book where the cover is predominantly red (70%)

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).

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.

Papua New Guinea:
a. Kuk Early Agricultural Site
- Read a book set in Papua New Guinea
- Read a book with death as a significant theme.
- Take Home Item – Bird of Paradise Plume: Read a book set in what you perceive as paradise.

Philippines:
a. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
- Read a book set in the Philippines
- Read a book in which agriculture is a significant theme
- Take Home Item – Grain of Rice: Read a book with the word “Rice” in the title, or the author’s name.

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


message 7: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) I've decided to start with Canada since I have found books for every task but the sea life one. I'm hoping to find one before the year starts.


message 8: by Rebecca (last edited Dec 27, 2015 08:30AM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) I found one, finally.Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas
Now I have found books for all the Canada and USA tasks.


message 9: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19965 comments Gophering for some of these tasks are definitely not as easy as finding a series and reading through them! Glad to see you found a sea life book. I am still searching for many of them.


message 10: by Rebecca (last edited Dec 28, 2015 11:42AM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) I'm trying to either use books I already own or get them from the library. I don't want to buy anything if I can help it. I'm having a great time searching for books, though.


message 11: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) so far I've visited one site in Mexico, and two in Canada. I'm at work, so I'll have to update
later when I get to a computer.


message 12: by Rebecca (last edited Jan 09, 2016 12:12PM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) Dinosaur Provincial Park Completed January 8
- Read a book set in Alberta The Baby Promise January 8
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils)Dry Bones January 3
- Take home item – Piece of petrified bone: Read a book that has the word “bone” in the title Make No Bones January 7
Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche Completed January 6
- Read a book set in Mexico Closely Akin to Murder January 6
- Read a book about the Mayans.The Lost Chronicles Of The Maya Kings January 3
- Take Home Item – Mayan Calendar: Read a book with the word Calendar in the title/subtitle.Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History January 6


message 13: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) Glacier Bay
- read a book set in British Columbia Double Jeopardy January 9
- read a book that has sea life in it (whales or seals).Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas January 1
- 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.Death Is Forever January 12

c. Historic District of Old Québec
- read a book set in QuebecThe Long Way Home January 5
- read about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction) The Immigrant Brides Collection January 12
- Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France).French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew January 1

d. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick)The Bride Ship January 10
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story Moby-Dick; or, The Whale January 9
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it.Delectable Mountains January 10


message 14: by Rebecca (last edited Feb 05, 2016 11:09AM) (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) Yellowstone National Park
- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho Colton by Marriage January 10
- read a book about a vacation in the mountains.Out of Circulation January 22
- Take home item – Bear Tooth Pendant: Read a book that has wildlife (bear, deer, moose, elk, or wolf) on the cover.
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult January 8

Iguaçu National Park
- Read a book set in Brazil Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed January 21
- Read a book with that has a waterfall on the cover or in the story Highland Hearts by Eva Maria Hamilton January 21
- Take Home Item – Rainbow: Read a book with a rainbow on the cover. Rainbow's End by Irene Hannon January 21


message 15: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19965 comments Looks like your series books are serving you well!


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