Wednesday, June 07, 2006
And while you're thinking, take a quick jump to this site and read about some of the scavenger hunts they put on, in, for this example, New York - which could as easily be Baltimore or Boston, Chicago or Connecticut, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Juan - well, you get the picture.
It's about looking, carefully. For example, you find yourself in New York, in Times Square, even, reading this: "In the center of Times Square, face a song and dance man and stand over a grate to hear a weird, resonant, haunting hum. This unidentified sound is actually an installation by an artist. What person is named closest to this grate?" Haunting hum. Cool. What person? Closest to the grate?
The answer? Well, if you look carefully enough, and you are extremely observant or lucky, you might just happen to notice that: "Douglas Leigh is named on a plaque near the strange sound, opposite a statue of George M. Cohan."
These geographically intimate scavenger hunts and team building programs are designed and led by maybe the world's only completely dedicated scavenger hunt organizing company, Watson Adventures. It is very encouraging to know that there is such an organization in this world. And that it is prospering.
Watson Adventures conducts ecologically sensitive scavenger hunts (nothing gets disturbed, only knowledge has to be brought back) for every purpose you can imagine. And the better you are at imagining, the more you can appreciate the team building, community building, body building, mentally challenging fun that Watson Adventures brings to the world.