JHS AP Biology Students Create Scavenger Hunt for Riverwalk Festival on 7/8

Jamestown High School AP Biology students in Jennifer Lumia’s class created a Scavenger Hunt for the City of Jamestown’s Greater McCrea Point Park Festival that will be held on July 8th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students worked as a team to create twelve stops along the Riverfront Walk with a question to be answered at each stop. The Scavenger Hunt begins at Panzarella Park and ends behind the JAMA building. The self-guided scavenger hunt includes questions such as: “With the addition of this dock, people have found a new place to fish. What kind of fish can be caught in the Chadakoin?” and “Native vegetation also known as riparian buffers can be used to prevent fertilizers from entering the water and resulting in eutrophication. Eutrophication is the excessive amounts of nutrients in a body of water, due to runoff from the land. What native plants are used to serve as barriers between the river and nutrients? (Hint: there’s 3).” Students created a unique QR Code at every stop, which was placed on a sign that gives the correct answer for each Scavenger Hunt stop.

Students developed the questions, signs, and brochure that go along with the scavenger hunt for the City of Jamestown to use during the Riverwalk Festival and to help promote the Riverwalk. 

“These students are the best and brightest of JHS and they can use their knowledge and creativity to help out their community,” said Mrs. Lumia. “This project was not for a grade but purely for students to give back to the community that has given them so much.”

In addition to the JHS AP Biology student’s Scavenger Hunt, the Greater McCrea Point Park Festival includes a variety of activities:

•    9 a.m. – Re-Dedication of McCrea Point Park at the Main Stage

•    9 a.m. – Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association’s “Learn To Row” event

•    11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Food Concessions and Music by Kokomo Time Band, Infinity Visual & Performing Arts students

•    11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. – Rides on the Chautauqua Belle

posted on 07/03/2017 - filed under: Academics, Community, JHS, Science, Spotlight, Students