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message 1: by Emily (last edited Dec 09, 2015 04:44PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments 2016 Annual Challenge – Geocaching through the World Heritage Sites

12 different books total - 4 sites, 3 books per site.


message 2: by Emily (last edited Jan 03, 2016 01:12PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments 1. NORTH AMERICA:


Canada:

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

b. Glacier Bay
- read a book set in British Columbia
- read a book that has sea life in it (whales or seals) - The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- 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 Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
- read about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction) Roots The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley
- Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France). - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (assuming this has food?)

d. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick) Emily of New Moon (Emily of New Moon, #1) by L.M. Montgomery - Prince Edward Island
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it. If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman

United States of America:

a. Yellowstone National Park
- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho - Angle of Repose
- 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 - These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
- 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.

Mexico & Caribbean:

a. Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
- Read a book set in Mexico - Like Water for Chocolate
- 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 - Like Water for Chocolate
- 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 - Like Water for Chocolate
- 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 - In the Time of the Butterflies, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World,
- 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 Emily (last edited Dec 27, 2015 04:59PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments 2. 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.
- 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. - Cold Mountain
- 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 - Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune
- 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 Eva Luna, Daughter of Fortune
- 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 - Conversation in the Cathedral
- 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 - Conversation in the Cathedral
- 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. - Conversation in the Cathedral
- 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 4: by Emily (last edited Dec 27, 2015 05:10PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments 3. EUROPE:


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

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 - The Lady and the Unicorn
- 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 - Beowulf
- 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 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, All Quiet on the Western Front
- Read a book about the Roman invasion of Europe
- Take Home Item – Spear: Read a book in whiAcheronch spears were used as weapons.

Greece:
a. Archaeological Site of Olympia
- Read a book set in Greece - The Song of Achilles, Captain Corelli's Mandolin,
- Read a book based on Greek mythology - The Song of Achilles
- 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 - The Gargoyle
- Read a book about a volcano
- Take Home Item – piece of lava: Read a book with a black rock on the cover. - The Thief

Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
- Read a book set in Italy - I, Claudius
- 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 - The Hiding Place
- Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title - The Name of the Wind
- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover.

Poland:
a. Auschwitz Birkenau
- Read a book set in Poland - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
- 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 - For Whom the Bell Tolls
- 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 - Atonement
- Read a book involving the Tower of London - Wolf Hall
- 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 - The Third Policeman
- 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 - The Wasp Factory
- 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 5: by Emily (last edited Dec 27, 2015 05:13PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments 4. 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.

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 - The Alchemist
- 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 Emily (last edited Dec 27, 2015 05:18PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments 5. ASIA:


Afghanistan:
a. Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
- Read a book set in Afghanistan - A Thousand Splendid Suns
- Read a book in which there are caves, or the word “cave” is in the title. - The Clan of the Cave Bear
- 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 - The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, The Good Earth
- 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- The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, The Good Earth
- 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 - The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, The Good Earth
- 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 - Interpreter of Maladies
- 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 Interpreter of Maladies
- 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 - The Idiot, Shadow Spinner
- 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 - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
- 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 - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
- 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 - The Windup Girl
- 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 Emily (last edited Dec 27, 2015 05:23PM) (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments 6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS:



Australia:
a. Great Barrier Reef
- Read a book set in Australia - A Town Like Alice, On the Beach
- 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 - A Town Like Alice, On the Beach
- 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 - A Town Like Alice, On the Beach
- Read a book set on an island - Jurassic Park
- 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 - A Town Like Alice, On the Beach
- 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 - A Town Like Alice, On the Beach
- 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 - A Town Like Alice, On the Beach
- 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 - A Town Like Alice, On the Beach
- 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 - Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Take Home Item – Penguin: Read a classic published by Penguin Classics (does not need to be the issue you read). - Frankenstein

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 - Cryptonomicon
- 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


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