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Family Fun

Neighborhood Zoofari

 

Looking for a safe way to entertain the kids, or even yourself, while practicing social distancing? Neighborhoods throughout the watershed are hosting “Zoofari” scavenger hunts. Participants place a stuffed animal in plain sight in their windows or front yards that can be visually found while folks are out on their daily walk. It’s a great way to have some fun while getting your exercise.

Inspired by his own neighborhood’s Zoofari, Chesapeake Conservancy Director of Conservation Technology Jeff Allenby built a map where Zoofari participants can log their stuffed animal locations

Sample Zoofari map

Create your own neighborhood Zoofari map.

Zoom in to your neighborhood and play along! To add your location, click on the edit button on the top. Click the "new feature" pin in the box that appears, then click on the map near your location to add a new pin. After you add the pin, a comment box will appear where you can add your address and animal(s).

As a reminder, please stay at least 6 feet away from people outside your household/family and help stop the spread of COVID-19. It is important to respect people’s private property and stay off lawns. And of course, please do not touch or take the stuffed animals!

Please share this post and encourage others to join your neighborhood Zoofari.

Jody Couser

Jody is the director of communications with the Chesapeake Conservancy. She has a public relations background and served as spokeswoman for Anne Arundel County, MD. 

March 22, 2020

Main image: A neighborhood Zoofari animal waiting to be identified.
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