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Get Outdoors (GO) York! is celebrating its 15th year and continues to encourage York County children and families to read and be physically active during the summer months. This summer WellSpan Health and the York County Library System are excited to partner in encouraging you to GO and Dive Deep! Exploring the ocean is about making discoveries and searching for things that we see or find in the water. There is one world ocean, divided into five main areas, because oceans have no borders. Oceans are important to life on Earth, as they provide us with food, minerals, oils, and natural gas. By learning about the oceans, we can learn to take care of them and help curious kids find out more about ocean life. As you venture out this summer on the hikes, enjoy learning about the many wonders of the oceans.

This summer, GO York! helps you explore the Oceans of Possibilities while you search for thirty “anchors” — wooden marker posts with a unique etching attached — that are hidden in various local and state parks. Take your Wayfinder (program guide), along with the rubbing sheets you received at any York County Library, and GO and Dive Deep!

When you find the anchor, you will see the unique etching, along with a 4-digit code. Make sure you remember this code (take a picture, write it down, etc.) and don’t forget to enter it into the Beanstack app to earn credit for your hike. If you choose to do the rubbing on your rubbing sheet, please be sure to follow social distancing practices and sanitize your hands afterward. Rubbing sheets will not be collected, so they are yours to keep. But remember — to receive credit for your hikes, you must enter the codes online in the Beanstack app. See the Rewards and Prizes page on this website for details. Also, don’t forget to check out more website pages for additional information including recommended library books, Pearls of Wisdom, outdoor safety tips, summer parks programs, and more.

In addition to “finding anchors” you can Dive Deep! by visiting any York County Library, checking out and reading a few books about coral reef, jellyfish, lighthouses, narwhals, orcas, and starfish. Reading this summer will improve your reading and learning for readers. Record your time spent reading to move up levels. The GO York! and York abilities! In addition to the GO York! prizes, the York County Library System is offering rewards County Library events count as 20 minutes each. Log your minutes and your GO York! anchors in the Beanstack app to make them count and earn amazing prizes. There are hundreds of free library programs planned just for you… attend one or all of them!

Make sure you read pages 45–47 in your Wayfinder for information on using the Beanstack app. You can also go to SummerQuest.YorkLibraries.org for more information.

Now Get Outdoors, have fun, and Dive Deep!

 

Proudly sponsored by:

WellSpan Health logoYork County Libraries logoYork County Parks Department

WellSpan Health, York County Library System, and York County Parks would like to thank the following municipalities, organizations, and park systems for allowing GO and Dive Deep! anchor posts to be located at their respective sites:

Dover Township

E. Manchester Township

Fairview Township

Hellam Township

Hopewell Township

Jackson Township

Lower Chanceford Township

Lower Windsor Township

Manchester Township

New Freedom Township

North Codorus Township

North Hopewell Township

Penn Township

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation &
Natural Resources (DCNR) and Warrington Township

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation &
Natural Resources (DCNR) and West Manheim Township

Shrewsbury Township

Spring Garden Township

Springettsbury Township

Springfield Township

Windsor Township

York City

York County Rail Trail Authority

Lastly, thanks for joining us for another summer of exploring parks and trails throughout
York County. We hope that you and your family found new locations to visit this year and learned about all of the different anchors. The world is a big place, so we encourage you to
Get Outdoors (GO) and Dive Deep!

 

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