In Mendel’s Footsteps

An interactive urban adventure in the streets of Brno • A side event of the Mendel Days 2020 

We have been forced to postpone the planned side event in the form of the urban adventure In Mendel’s Footsteps due to the coronavirus developments. We will inform of the event’s new schedule in good time.

Brno is endangered by a malevolent variety of pea. Set out in the footsteps of Gregor Johann Mendel’s scientific work to uncover the secret of how to stop it! You or your team can start the adventure anytime during its active period to follow a plethora of diverse tasks, riddles, and clues that will test your perception, wit, and skills while also introducing you to some interesting facts from the life of the famous scientist.

The adventure is suitable for players aged 15 and up, younger children can participate under the supervision of older friends or their parents. The adventure can take from several hours to up to half a day, but it does not have to be played all in one go. You can schedule your progress throughout the whole of the active period in whatever way you see fit. All successful participants and teams will receive a small reward as a souvenir and will be entered into a raffle for some special prizes.

Make sure to read the rules of the adventure, then sign up below (from 13 October) and set out to play! Follow the event’s Facebook page for any news.

Rules

  • The urban adventure In Mendel’s Footsteps takes place from 13 October to 4 November 2020 in the area of the City of Brno.
  • The event is organised by Masaryk University and its subsidiary, the Mendel Museum.
  • Participation is open to anyone upon registration at the event’s website, regardless of age. Players younger than 15 must undertake the adventure under the supervision of a person aged 15 or more.
  • The adventure may be undertaken by an individual or by a group of players (a team); a family may also play as a team.
  • Participation in the adventure is free of charge.
  • Participants may register to play at any point during the active period of the adventure. Each player may only sign up a single time.
  • The adventure begins immediately after registration, when the clues leading to the first checkpoint will be displayed. Further progress through the adventure is voluntary and fully variable – the adventure can be completed in one go, or it can be divided into sections as necessary. However, the adventure must be completed at the latest by the last day of the active period (4 November, inclusive).
  • Further information on the course of the adventure and on player and story progress will be provided to participants at the various checkpoints.
  • Players and teams progress independently and are strictly forbidden from revealing the position of checkpoints, tasks, etc. to other players or teams, who would otherwise be deprived of the enjoyment of the adventure.
  • In the case of any emergencies or issues, please contact the organising team via the information below (e.g., if you are convinced that a checkpoint has been damaged or misappropriated). Do not contact us if you merely do not know how to find the next checkpoint or solve some of the tasks.
  • Participation by persons aged under 18 must be approved by their legal guardian. All players take part in the adventure at their own risk, so please behave responsibly and in accordance with general safety guidelines. Do not damage other people’s property, and conduct yourself in a discreet and considerate manner.

Registration

We have been forced to postpone the planned side event in the form of the urban adventure In Mendel’s Footsteps due to the coronavirus developments. We will inform of the event’s new schedule in good time.

Contact the organisers

If any critical issues arise, you may contact the organisers of the adventure by email: vmendelovychstopach@seznam.cz (preferred), or by phone: +420 728 711 994.

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