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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Take Part: Issaquah Based Adventure Lab

Come play the Great Carnivore Discovery Adventure Lab based in Issaquah!

What is an Adventure Lab?

Geocaching Adventure Lab is a new app and platform from the team at Geocaching HQ that allows you to create, play and share location-based experiences and games. The Geocaching Adventure Lab app guides players through the process of finding clues, solving puzzles and completing adventures one location at a time. 

This Adventure Lab was created by the Carnivore Coexistence Action Team (the CCAT), a group of Issaquah residents who are working to reduce human-wildlife conflicts through easy to implement strategies and to foster appreciation for local wildlife. Discover cool spots around downtown Issaquah and participate in this local Adventure Lab which provides you and your family with a great learning experience about the amazing wildlife, including carnivores such as bears, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons and cougars, that live in our region and why we need to coexist! 

Where and how do I play?

The 10 adventure stops are found across downtown Issaquah, and can be completed in any order. The game takes about 1 to 1½ hours to complete by walking from stop to stop. Mask up and have fun!

  1. If you don’t already have a geocaching account, register for a free Basic membership at https://www.geocaching.com/play/search
  2. Download the free Adventure Lab app on your mobile phone
  3. Head to downtown Issaquah. Best parking options to start your adventure include the Issaquah Community Center, Confluence Park, or E. Sunset Way trailhead. Once there, you can find this Adventure on the map or list in the app.
  4. Read the descriptions and answer questions at each stop to reveal more information about our local carnivores and to discover how we can coexist!

The CCAT and the Issaquah Parks Carnivore Project camera trapping study are both parts of the Coexisting with Carnivores program. Woodland Park Zoo, Issaquah School District and the City of Issaquah co-facilitate this school and community engagement program focused on community-developed strategies to prevent human-wildlife conflict in the region and foster a sense of pride for local wildlife.

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