Scavenger Hunt Fun Boosts Environmental Awareness in Madison

Madison Environmental Commission Scavenger Hunt to begin on June 3

Madison, NJ – May 25, 2021 – The Madison community is invited to participate in a walkable, self-guided Environmental Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the Madison Environmental Commission (MEC) with the support of Madison High School volunteers. Starting on June 3, residents can search for environmental items, such as a butterfly garden or recycling bin. The scavenger hunt is designed to take 30-60 minutes and all 10 clues can be found within and around the downtown district.

“This is a great family-friendly event that highlights a range of environmental activities taking place in Madison from bicycling to recycling,” states Borough Council Member, John Hoover. 

The Environmental Scavenger Hunt’s official starting point is the MEC table at the June 3 Farmer’s Market – which is located at Dodge Field and runs from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. However, residents are welcome to start hunting any time on June 3 using a link that will be published on the Environmental Commission page on Completed forms can be turned in at the Madison farmer’s market table or emailed to to be entered into a drawing for a McCool’s gift card. 

“Madison is an environmental leader so we thought this was a great way to remind the community of ways we’re practicing sustainability,” says MEC member Kirsten Wallenstein, who worked with Madison High School Students, Faiz Yasin and Luke Seifried, to organize the event.   

To get everyone thinking, here is your first clue! 

They're an alternative energy source, special cars run off me. They have many different names, Supercharger, SemaConnect, and they all provide electricity. What are they? Where can you find one in Madison?

View the scavenger hunt area to the right.