Those attending the #efl2015 meeting at the Isis Centre in Hyde Park have been set the challenge of a scavenger hunt. Our group – Cath White, Richard Bevan and Alastair Culham have themed our hunt around water in the park.
You will need a mobile device with location switched on, a GPS app, Twitter and Google image search to complete the tasks.
The challenge is to find the kinds of water, and discover the uses made of that water, at three locations around the park. The aim is to better understand the role of water in shaping the park, both historically and today.
To find each site you need to follow clues, tweet images and comments on what you have found and then follow the next clue (only released when you solve the previous clue).
Site 1 – Open water – like a legless reptile this open water snakes through Hyde Park. Find Peter Pan’s Island, boathouses once used to fish the dead from the water and then a Metropolitan water source. Tweet photos of the open water, the island, with your team standing in front of it, and the Metropolitan water source, using the tag #NaiadIsis for each, to show what you found. Free refreshment is available at this stage.
From the water source face Serpentine Lodge and walk around it’s garden boundary. To the North East is a nettle patch and a round metal grating. Under the grating runs the River Westbourne – listen through the grating and you can hear it running! Record that sound using the video option in Twitter – Tweet to #NaiadIsis. On that grating are letters arranged in a cross. Tweet an image of the grating with its lettering to #NaiadIsis. Complete the url https://blogs.reading.ac.uk/crg/m?? with the final three letter code based on what you see.