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CityScape Adventure Virtual Challenge – Boulder
You are about to embark on an adventure that will lead you around the great city of Boulder while completing challenges and clues. It’s all about having fun, racing against the other teams who have done this race and learning about this great city.
The first thing to do is to navigate to the race starting point at The Boulder County Courthouse on Pearl Street. That’s right, you will begin your adventure at the Pearl Street Mall. After you arrive, Enter the information below and begin your adventure.
A few rules before you get started: Stay with your teammates. Use your feet or public transportation Have Fun! Tips for CityScapers: Use your google search skills to find answers Use you Maps app to navigate your way.
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- Question 1 of 12
1. Question100 points
Let’s start off with an easy one…
As you stand before the Boulder Lion’s Club fountain in front of the Courthouse and face the Courthouse you will see a statue to your left and to your right.
What animal is represented?Correct
- Question 2 of 12
2. Question100 points
Don’t go too far yet.
Locate the Time Capsule nearby which was buried in 1977.
What is the year this time capsule is to be opened?
- Question 3 of 12
3. Question150 points
Using commons words or names from Boulder unscramble the letters below. They use the words to solve the phrase.
When complete enter the phrase below. (click on image to enlarge and soon)Correct
- Question 4 of 12
4. Question175 points
Now you have found the plaque with the Gettysburg Address. What an inspirational speech by President Lincoln!! Using this plaque you will solve the following cipher using this as your key. The first number represents the line on the plaque, the second number represents the word in that line and the third number represents the letter in the word. Line #1 is the first line of text. 2:1:1 / 4:2:3 / 8:2:4 / 3:4:1 / 10:4:5 / 1:3:2 / 1:1:4 6:2:1 / 9:3:2 / 3:2:5 / 3:1:2 / 6:2:1 / 8:2:5 / 1:3:2Correct
- Question 5 of 12
5. Question100 points
Locate the Pearl Street Sun Dial near the Cheesecake Factory. See how there are two halves that look like they were split down the middle. Can you find the metamorphic rocks on the mall that are similarly laid out? Find these rocks and put the names listed below in the order they appear on the description plaque…
- alkali feldspar
Having fun yet? We are still getting warmed up.
Take a Pic of your group in between the rocks and post to Cluster.
- Question 6 of 12
6. Question100 points
Let’s Get Childish!! Can you find the four small animals on Pearl Street Mall that the kids can climb on? Identify the four animal names and type them below in alphabetical order with a space between each name.Correct
Let’s do a little Map Math on your next challenge.
Take a pic of your group playing on these creatures and post to Cluster!
- Question 7 of 12
7. Question175 points
Locate the three dimensional map of Boulder Country on the ground just to the east of the last challenge.
Notice the towns, lakes (reservoirs) and creeks listed. Using the map, complete the math formula below. Your Answer = (# of towns X # of creeks) – # of lakesCorrect
Recruit people if you have to and post a pic of this to Cluster. Let’s venture away from the Pearl Street Mall…
- Question 8 of 12
8. Question100 points
What was the gift from the Boulder Sister City, Dushanbe, that you can sit down for a cup of warm liquid…Correct
The Dushanbe Teahouse is a great place to come after your Challenge to relax and play out the memories.
Take a picture of your group with three random strangers acting out the three wise monkeys in front of the Dushanbe Teahouse and post to Cluster.
- Question 9 of 12
9. Question150 points
Now find the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Rose Garden Plaque near the teahouse. Find the first five words in the word search below. The letters not used will spell out your next clue. Enter the six word answer below. (click on image to open in a new window and zoom)Correct
That’s right. Head West down Boulder Creek Trail and locate the flood marker near Boulder Creek for your next clue.
- Question 10 of 12
10. Question100 points
This flood marker tells an incredible story of the power of water in the Rocky Mountains. See how the different levels for floods are marked such as the 50 year, 100 year and 500 year levels. Now let’s get close and count the rows of tiles between the 100 year and 500 year levels and enter your numeric answer below.Correct
You don’t want to be standing here when the water rises!!
Take a picture of your group reaching as high on the flood marker as you can and post to Cluster
- Question 11 of 12
11. Question100 points
Locate the Bot Stories exhibit near the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
What are the questions these curious Bots ask?
Select all that apply.Correct
There are so many cool things in Boulder.
Take your pic with these Bots and post to Cluster!
- Question 12 of 12
12. Question100 points
Now this is a fun one… Locate the house that served as a home for the Alien and CU College Student that starred in a TV show circa 1970’s. Compare the actual house to the picture below and enter what is missing.
(click on the image to open in a new window and zoom)Correct