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Black Bear Mentors Hold Scavenger Hunt for Local Children

The University of Maine Black Bear Mentors will host elementary- and middle-school students Wednesday Nov. 6 for the group’s annual scavenger hunt on the UMaine campus.

The program is offered through the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism and is run by an AmeriCorps VISTA. More than 80 UMaine students are currently participating, making the program’s 11th year the largest.

Students will arrive at UMaine by bus from their respective schools at 2:30 p.m. and meet their mentors at the Wells Conference Center where they will be given scavenger hunt questions. The students and mentors will travel to buildings on campus to answer the questions before returning to Wells for ice cream sundaes and prizes.

The Black Bear Mentors meet with third- to eighth-grade students once a week after school and work on activities such as sports, arts and crafts, homework, board games and community service projects.

A scavenger hunt also took place Monday, Nov. 4.

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