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Inquisitive Minds Message Board › New Meetup: Get Lost - Picnic & adventure

New Meetup: Get Lost - Picnic & adventure

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Jim B
Group Organizer
Watertown, MA
Announcing a new Meetup for Inquisitive Minds!

What: Get Lost - Picnic & adventure

When: August 15, 2009 12:00 PM

Long Wharf at Christopher Columbus Park
66 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

What is the Orchid? Who are the tallies and the others? What is behind the hatch?
Who is your favorite Lost character? John Locke? Sayid? Kate? Hugo? Sun? Jin? Ben? Vincent?
What was inscribed on Mr. Eko's walking stick? What is a good way to know if you are watching a flash back or a flash forward? What story development meant the most to you? How do you think it will all end?
Is Ben really a hero? What is the meaning of some of the character names? What surprised you the most?

What would it be like if you were on the island, and had to face some of the challenges there?

Join us for an adventure on the Lost Island. Thanks to some recent calculations done at DHARMA Initiative station, the Lamp Post, we have the latest coordinates of where and when the island will next show up. The next appearance will align with the Boston Harbor's George's Island.

So if you are ready to join the survivors of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, or join the DHARMA Initiative, join us on George's Island, Saturday August 15th, at noon, for a Lost themed picnic, discussion and adventure.

Event Schedule: We'll meet at the island dock for the arrival of the 12 noon ferry. (Folks can come on some of the early ferries, if they wish) We'll start out with a picnic nearby to the dock, getting to know each other, and discussing the TV show Lost. After that we'll break up into teams, and start our quest. This will be a mix of a scavenger hunt, geocaching, some puzzles to solve, and some Lost trivia. We'll make sure that each team has a mix of hardcore Lost fans, novice Lost fans, and people just out for some fun. Special custom Lost Island maps will be provided. Trivia questions, steps in the quest, etc. will be provided in hand outs. Teams will be going all over island following clues and challenges. It will be a fun social time.
The adventure should wind up a little after 3pm.

Who should come: You don't have to be a fan of Lost, or even have seen the show. Just bring a sense of fun, some puzzle solving skills, etc. This event is planned to be fun even for folks who have never seen the show. Mostly, bring a playful spirit.

When you RSVP, if you can bring a compass or GPS (that can handle waypoints and enter coordinates), please indicate that with a comment. Also if you consider yourself a strong fan of the show, also add a comment.

Rain date info: If the day before, the weather predicted for Saturday is poor, we will move the event to another Saturday later in the month. Email will be sent out to let people know.
If no email is sent out Friday night, that means the event is going ahead as planned.

What to bring: sun screen, water, picnic foods, snacks, etc. If you have a GPS or a compass, bring it. Also plan to bring appropriate clothing (hats, jackets for the ferry, if it gets chilly windy, etc.) Also, George's island has a concession stand that sells drinks, chips, burgers and hotdogs, etc.

How to get to George's Island:

Most folks take the ferry from downtown Boston, at Long Wharf . This is next to Christopher Columbus Park and the red brick Marriott on the water. Check the web site for alternate departure points like Hingham.
Tickets can be ordered on line.

For information on the ferry see:

Ferry Info

To order ferry tickets online:

Ferry Ticket Orders

If you order tickets online, you should plan on being at Long Wharf at least 30 minutes before the ferry departs. If you plan on buying tickets at Long Wharf on the day of the meetup, plan on being there much earlier, since the line for tickets can be long. Best to plan to get to Long Wharf with plenty of time. So plan accordingly.

Note the location information is for the Long Wharf ferry departure point. The actually point where we will all get together will be at the George's Island dock at noon.

Learn more here:
Jim B
Group Organizer
Watertown, MA
Post #: 6

The Hanso Foundation

I'd like to thank Dr. Marvin Candle, and the fine folks at the Hanso Foundation for sponsoring this event. It hard to think of group that has done more to make a difference in the world than the Hanso Foundation. From their Institute for Genomic Advancement, Mathematical Forecasting Initiative, Worldwide Wellness and Prevention Development Program and the Educational Outreach Imperative, the Hanso Foundation has demonstrated the path to a better future for humanity.

"The Hanso Foundation stands at the vanguard of social and scientific research for the advancement of the human race. For forty years, the foundation has offered grants to worthy experiments designed to further the evolution of the human race and provide technological solutions to the most pressing problems of our time. The Hanso Foundation: a commitment to encouraging excellence in science and technology and furthering the cause of human development."
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