We have some amazing Week-Long events going on throughout Guilford Creek Week that you can explore and take part in at your own pace!
Scavenger Hunt with iNaturalist hosted by Guilford County Parks and Rec:
Hosted by Guilford County Parks
Have you ever had a nature moment where you wondered “what is that plant?” or heard a bird song and just wished you knew the pretty little creature behind the voice? Now is your chance to explore all that an more!
Head on over to http://www.inaturalist.org or to your nearest app store and download the iNaturalist app! From there you can join Guilford Creek Week for a “crowd-sourced” scavenger hunt for creek life in Guilford County! Any and all wild plants and animals found in and around water in Guilford County between June 5 – June 12 count! (But nothing cultivated in your landscaping – or rocks – or your pets!)
Geocaching with StormwaterSMART
Hosted by StormwaterSMART
What’s the name of your watershed, and where do its streams flow? How does it fit into the larger River Basin? Does your local creek have a healthy “buffer zone”?
Don’t know? Well, don’t worry! That’s what our Creek Week Geocache adventure is all about! Each cache is a clear container hidden in municipal and county parks here in the Piedmont Triad. Similar to traditional geocaching, we will use GPS coordinates to get you close to the cache. But you don’t need an account on geocaching.com to participate; we will post coordinates and clues here on this page.
Inside each cache you’ll find neat information about the creek running through the park, where that water goes, and what you can do to reduce pollution in the creek. Each cache includes giveaway items like collectible coasters and charms to encourage you to find other sites!
Where will they be? Greensboro’s Bog Garden? Summerfield Park? On a trail near High Point Lake in Jamestown? You can pre-register to get an EARLY notification of cache locations! This ensures that you’ll have your pick of the coolest prizes! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Creek Week Geocache” in the Subject and we’ll send you the GPS locations at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 3. Everyone else will see the cache locations at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5.
Creek Week Diorama at the High Point Public Library
Hosted by the City of High Point
Are you interested in local water but don’t want to get wet? Then here is your chance to examine it up close from a dry environment! Swing by the High Point Public Library 901 N Main St, High Point, NC 27262, and check out the Creek Week Display in the main lobby that explains about stream health!
Creek Week Storywalk
- 1601 Potts Avenue, High Point, 27260
- June 3-23
- Come by the Thomas Built Bus Preserve and Urban Orchard to read our storywalk! This is a combination of outdoor recreation while reading a water-themed storybook!