For February break Nantucket Conservation Foundation put together a fun family scavenger hunt for those who didn’t travel for vacation. We are happy to say this was extremely successful having almost 100 kids sign up! This free scavenger hunt was designed to get families outside and to explore six different properties owned by Nantucket Conservation Foundation. These properties were Squam Farm, Masquetuck, The Serengeti, Ram Pasture, Head of the Plains, and Capaum Pond. Each property was strategically picked to give families a chance to experience different habitats and to learn unique facts about them. They got to learn about rare species, native plants, wildlife, and a little bit of Nantucket history along the way. At the end of each trail they would receive a puzzle piece and once the puzzle was completed, they would collect a special prize!

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Not only was it fun for the families it was a delight for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation staff as well. It was exciting to hear, “I never knew that trail existed!” and how much fun they had on their scavenger hunt adventure. At Nantucket Conservation Foundation, we not only want to protect our 9,006 acres but we want to share them with the community. We believe that Nantucket is a unique place that needs to be studied, maintained, and shared so others will appreciate it for years to come.

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First kids to complete the Scavenger Hunt!

Since this event was enjoyed by so many, we will be planning on doing it again but selecting different properties, so it will be a new experience every time! If you want to stay up to date with all our events, please become a member or join our email list. That way you will never miss out on any of the fun.


The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is a private, non-profit land trust that depends on contributions from our members to support our science projects, conservation property acquisitions, and land management efforts. If you are not already a member, please join us!