"Jefferson Facts Treasure Hunt" Gives Birthday Party Invitation as Prize: World Heritage Pointer Website Features Children’s Adventure Story at Monticello

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The World Heritage Pointer's current story takes youngsters on a treasure hunt searching for facts about Monticello and Thomas Jefferson's life. Those who can answer nine questions correctly win an invitation to Jefferson's birthday party. Three questions accompany each of the three episodes, which run through May.

An invitation to Thomas Jefferson’s birthday party at Monticello is the focus of the current story on the World Heritage Pointer website, http://www.WorldHeritagePointer.com.

Children join Sonya, a curious bird dog that travels to World Heritage Sites, at Monticello, Jefferson’s plantation home.

To get a birthday invitation, Sonya and her young readers participate in the "Jefferson Facts Treasure Hunt." The rules are simple:

1. Gather facts by reading each episode of the adventure story, Patriot Dog.

2. Answer the nine questions (three per episode) correctly.

3. Email the answers to Sonya.

Youngsters can ask their parents, grandparents or friends to assist them. They can also email Sonya for additional clues.

"The Jefferson Facts Treasure Hunt adds an extra element of fun and adventure to the current World Heritage Pointer story, Patriot Dog," said the website publisher, Rose Muenker, an award-winning travel writer. "Hunting for answers turns reading and learning into an entertaining puzzle."

Young readers who email all the correct answers will receive invitations to the fictional birthday party. Patriot Dog episodes run through May.

Patriot Dog explores Monticello and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, which form one of the 812 World Heritage Sites designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Thomas Jefferson built Monticello as his personal residence. He also founded and designed the University of Virginia. Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743.

World Heritage Pointer (http://www.WorldHeritagePointer) posts a new fictional adventure story every two months. Vocabulary games, puzzles and other fun activities accompany each story’s three episodes.

Past stories are archived on the website. These include Dinosaur Provincial Park (Canada), Everglades National Park (USA), Mesa Verde National Park (USA), Yellowstone National Park (USA) and the historic center of Salvador, Brazil.

The free e-zine announces the next World Heritage Pointer episode, contests, puzzles and games. The e-zine is published the first and third Friday of each month.

This fun, educational website for children, http://www.WorldHeritagePointer.com, and its e-zine are published by Muenker Media LLC, Denver, Colorado. The owners, Rose and David Muenker, are a professional writer/photographer team passionate about World Heritage Sites.

World Heritage Sites exemplify nature’s and humankind’s greatest works. Currently there are 812 World Heritage Sites inscribed by the United Nations Cultural, Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO). Twenty sites are located in the United States.

For more information, contact:

Rose Muenker

Muenker Media LLC

303-590-4118

http://www.WorldHeritagePointer.com

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