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16 – Beach

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!

15 – Crosswalk to Beach

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.

13 – Volcano

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.

12 – Speed Limit Sign

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.

(Source: ITE)

11 – Crossing

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.

10 – Shoulder marking

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?