A map of the SUNY Broome Natural AreaFall is fast approaching and our hills will soon come alive with autumnal colors. Despite our many summer deluges, the SUNY Broome Natural Areas trails are in very good shape and ready for the campus community to take a stroll.

Over the summer, 15 new interpretive signs on a variety of topics were installed in the Natural Areas. To encourage the Campus community to take advantage of the Natural Areas and view the new signs, we will be running an Interpretive Signs Scavenger Hunt.

  1. Find as many of the new interpretive signs as you can in the Natural Areas. These are 8.5 x 11” signs on posts. There are 15 total.

    A trail in the SUNY Broome Natural Area

    A trail in the SUNY Broome Natural Area

  2. Write down the titles of the signs and email them to Victor Lamoureux, Steward of the Campus Natural Areas, at lamoureuxvs@sunybroome.edu. The subject line should read “Interpretive Signs Contest”. Please note in the body whether you are a student or faculty/staff.
  3. All entries must be received by Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.
  4. The student with the highest number of sign titles and the faculty/staff with the highest number will win a $25 gift card to Wild Birds Unlimited in Johnson City. (https://johnsoncity.wbu.com/)
  5. In the case of ties, a winner will be randomly selected from the highest totals.

Hints: Most of the signs are concentrated in the West Woods, but there are some others scattered about the Natural Areas. An example sign and the Natural Areas trail map are attached. GOOD LUCK.

An example of an interpretative sign in the SUNY Broome Natural Area