Congratulations! You have found the last clue! Welcome to the beach.
Great job! On this Scavenger Hunt, you walked ¾ mile. Walking is a fun way to stay healthy and go adventuring!
Fun facts about North Carolina beaches:
- North Carolina beaches provide nesting habitats for five of the seven endangered species of sea turtles, including the loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles.
- Many of the shells that you find on NC beaches are hundreds if not thousands of years old.
Now that you’ve completed the Scavenger Hunt, safely make your way back to Dowdy Park and visit the check-in table for prizes and give-a-ways!
Welcome to location #15 of the Scavenger Hunt!
You’re on a roll! (Or a walk?!)
At this crosswalk, let’s practice the SEP method again and focus on eye contact.
SHOW: Demonstrate how to look at drivers and make eye contact before crossing.
EXPLAIN: Talk with your child about why eye contact is so important. Ask your child the following questions:
Why is it safer to make eye contact with a driver before crossing? (Establish that they have seen you and are paying attention)
What kind of gesture will a driver make if they want to show me that they have seen me and it is safe to cross in front of them? (Wave, smile, raise hand, etc.)
PRACTICE: Hold hands with your child, make eye contact with a driver and wait for them to indicate it is safe to cross. Do this for both sides of traffic. Practice looking at the driver in both lanes as you cross.
Dino-mite! You have found the 14th item on the Scavenger Hunt! A dinosaur in the golf course.
Have you ever ridden a dinosaur?
Do you like to ride a bicycle?
Riding a bicycle is a fun way to stay active and explore your community.
How can you stay safe while riding on a bicycle?
For information on bicycling in the Outer Banks, visit the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition.
Hooray! You found the 13th item – the Volcano!
Did you know?
The closest volcano to North Carolina is Zuni Bandera Field in New Mexico, which has not been active since 1170 B.C. and is more than 2,000 miles away.
Congratulations! You have solved the 12th clue!
It’s really important for drivers to always follow the speed limit – especially when there are people walking or biking in or near traffic.
All road users are safer when cars are traveling slower. In fact, a difference in only 10 mph makes a huge difference in survivability if someone is hit.
You have found the 11th location of the Scavenger Hunt!
Grown-ups – kids learn by observation. Let’s practice the SEP method (please see the brochure you received).
SHOW: Show your child how to look both ways for cars and how to listen for traffic.
EXPLAIN: Have a short discussion about why you look both ways and listen for cars. Ask questions and listen to your child to see if they understand.
PRACTICE: Now, holding hands, practice looking both ways, listening, and then crossing together. If a car approaches, practice waiting in a safe spot and making eye contact with the driver.
As you practice the SEP method with your child, they will build healthy and safe habits which will last a lifetime.
Cheers! You are at the 10th location for the Scavenger Hunt!
Anytime you are walking, it’s important to use your eyes and ears to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
What do you hear right now?
What do you see?
How can you use your eyes and your ears to stay safe on the road?
Now try plugging your ears with your fingers. What do you hear now?
If you were wearing headphones, how might that affect your awareness of your surroundings?
Excellent work! You are at the 9th location for the Scavenger Hunt – a crosswalk!
The white lines on this crosswalk help drivers to see crossing areas from far away. Adding visibility enhancements (like adding ladder lines in a crosswalk) can reduce pedestrian crash rates by 25 – 48%.
For more information, visit the Transportation Research and Education Center website.
Way to go! You found the 8th item – the Dowdy Park Pollinator Garden.
Did you know?
Hummingbirds use spider webs to hold their nests together.
There are over 500 species of native bees in North Carolina.