Peace Corps Participates in Worlds Largest Online Treasure Hunt

July 24, 2002

Washington, D.C., July 24, 2002—Peace Corps Kids World Web site is participating in CyberSurfari, the world’s largest online treasure hunt. The treasure hunt is conducted four times a year with the latest contest beginning July 19 and running until October 11. Operated by a non-profit organization called The Children’s Web Surfing Alliance, the CyberSurfari treasure hunt aims to teach valuable online navigation skills to all age groups. All donations, grants, and sponsorship fees raised in connection with this event are used for CyberSurfari program expansion.

During the contest, participants will race to explore educational Web sites in order to gather information and win prizes. Race prizes are 100 dollars for first place, 75 dollars for second place, and 50 dollars for third place. Milestone prizes are also awarded to individuals with more than ten correct clue codes.

Registration for CyberSurfari’s treasure hunt is divided by age group or school group and is currently being conducted online. There is no registration deadline. For official rules and to sign up, visit CyberSurfari’s Web site at www.cybersurfari.org.

Peace Corps Kids World Web site educates children about world geography and other countries' cultures through interactive games and engaging stories. It reinforces the importance of service and encourages young people to make a difference through volunteerism. The site can be visited at www.peacecorps.gov/kids.

CyberSurfari participants searching Peace Corps Kids World Web site will navigate information about the Peace Corps, the countries Peace Corps serves, and what it means to make a difference as a Volunteer, in order to obtain the answer to the clue given for the site. When clicking the correct answer, a congratulatory treasure page will appear where players obtain credit and move on to their next clue.

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