How well do you know the Environmental Science: Nano team? Fact 4

You’ve seen them at conferences, you’ve read their papers but how well do you really know the people behind Environmental Science: Nano?

Over the next few months, we’ll be revealing little known facts about our team. Will there be skeletons in the closet or peculiar pastimes? Stay tuned to find out!

Fact 4 features Vice Chair Christy Haynes. Can you guess her unusual hobby..?

In the last few years, Haynes has become slightly obsessed with “urban scavenger hunts.” In these events, teams (Haynes teams with some of her graduate students) race on foot or using public transportation, solving clues that lead to 12 destinations all over the city.  Teams can follow whatever route they deem best and often have to do silly stunts or take particular photos at each destination. Haynes and her teammates started out doing these races just for fun, with no expectation of winning, but have since become quite good and have done them in numerous US cities. They’ve finished 1st in more than one race (even one where Haynes was 6 months pregnant!) and have competed in national championship races under the team name SPORK (Scientists phor Outdoor Recreation and Knowledge).

Now I bet that gets the heart racing.

Have you read Fact 3?

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