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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598


Date: January 10, 2013

Lori Raymaker, Parks Stewardship Coordinator
360.337.5372 or

No: 2013-002

Tracking the Thunderbird game makes it return!

Kitsap County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing the return of an environmental game that helps participants learn about the water cycle. “Tracking the Thunderbird” is a great way for participants of all ages to learn about the water cycle while solving clues that take you to several locations where the mythological Thunderbird has left a “Track”.

New clues will be released on the County Park’s activities webpage on the first Friday of each month, February through October. This game is ideal for families, schools, scout groups and more. Pursuing the Thunderbird Tracks is a great way to get outside and discover parts of Kitsap County where there are bears, beavers, and osprey nests. Grab a map and start your quest for the nine Thunderbird Tracks!

A kick-off party is set for January 25, 2013 at the Silverdale Waterfront Park from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Attend the party and receive the first clue a week before it’s released on the website! Dress warm and bring the whole family! Free hot chocolate will be provided at the event. Reduce waste by bringing your own mug!

At the end of the game a party is planned to reward participants that found all nine Thunderbird Tracks. Those who find all nine tracks will receive a special prize!

Some tracks are located in State owned parks that require a Discover pass to enter.

Click here for a flyer about the game. More information about “Tracking the Thunderbird” is available online at


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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014