Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Donut Quest

This week we have a special guest donut email writer, Cait Goodwin. Check out her cool Virtual Donut Quest below.


Virtual Quest

Discover one of the treasures of the local community by going on the HMSC Virtual Quest!  Just follow the directions below to find the letter clues.  The word at the end will tell you what you will find in the staff lounge this Wednesday at 10am:

Place the last letter of a famous Oregon Senator’s last name in square number one.
(Hint:  His first name was Mark.)

What invertebrate serves as the mascot of the HMSC Visitors Center Bookstore?  Its first letter is clue number two.  
(Hint: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor/bookstore.html)

There is one building at HMSC that is considered the safest destination (relatively speaking) in the event evacuation to Hwy 101 is not possible during an earthquake/tsunami.  The first letter of the federal organization that inhabits this building is your clue number three
(Hint:  http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/committee/sfty1005.pdf)

Since 1894,
There’s been a Civil War.
Beavers vs. _ _ _ _ _
(The second letter is clue four.)

What HMSC weeding wizard drives “Squeaky” and wears a dark beard?  The first letter of his first name is clue number five.

What is yellow, sits outside the Visitors Center, and is NOT shaped like a flying saucer?  The first letter of the answer is clue number six.

Congratulations! With your puzzle solved and your mouth watering, head to the staff lounge at 10am on Wednesday and turn this virtual fun into a treasure for your taste buds.



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If you enjoyed this Quest, try the actual outdoor “Yaquina Estuary Quest” or the “HMSC Sustainability Quest” during your lunch break.  Instructions for these and many more self-guided local adventures can be found in The Oregon Coast Quests Book (for sale at the HMSC Visitor Center Bookstore for only $6.00).  What a great stocking stuffer! http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/freechoice/quest/OregonCoastQuests.html