'Amazing Race'-style learning in Downtown Racine

Middle school students Kathryn Graebner, Nathan Bigna and Ian Donovan watch oncoming traffic on State Street as Clara Ackley calculates the speed of a vehicle as they make calculations at their first station after leaving the Racine Public Library on their search Thursday morning. The Summer STEM conducted an "Amazing Race"-type event, where middle school students walked around Downtown Racine and conducted measurements and scientific tests related to what they have been learning in the classroom. Several groups participated in a scavenger hunt of sorts, using data they collected to advance to the next station. They ended up at the Racine Heritage Museum at the end of their race.

RACINE — The Amazing Race-Scene 2019, the ultimate Racine scavenger hunt hosted by Racine Heritage Museum and Racine Brewing Co., is back for its second year. The event is scheduled to be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The focus this year is Downtown Racine, specifically Main and Sixth streets.

Participants find clues and answer historical questions as they make their way around Downtown Racine. To test their knowledge there will be hidden historical photographs, challenging questions and 18 participating businesses.

Each participating business has donated gift certificates and/or prizes to fill up one grand prize basket and one runner up basket.

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People may work alone or with a team of up to six participants. The hunt begins at noon at Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main St., where participants will register and then wind their way to the finish at Racine Brewing Co., 303 Main St.

The complete list of participating businesses will be revealed to participants at the time of registration and to the public after the winners have been confirmed.

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