DURHAM — Marsupials are found on three continents. Can you name them all?
That question stumped both the Littleton and Bow high school teams in the second game of “Granite State Challenge,” an academic quiz show that aired Saturday on NHPBS.
But the Littleton High Crusaders managed well enough with other questions to defeat the Bow High Falcons by a score of 570-400 in Round 1 of the competition.
Littleton was represented by captain Jenna Doucette, Marcos Silveira, Aidan Hastings, Vincent Silva and alternates Dayna Garcia and Breanna Corliss. The team was coached by Charles Denny.
Bow was represented by Luca Demian, Connor Griffin, Justin Murphy and captain Aaron Burkett along with alternates Zach McDaniel and Lara Chern. The team was coached by Michelle Hlavaz.
Littleton now will go on to face Hanover High School in the first game of the quarterfinals, which can be seen at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30, on NHPBS.
The next Round 1 game will bring together Fall Mountain and Souhegan high schools in a competition that will air at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
The students will try to buzz in first with the answers to questions about math, science, social studies, language arts and fine arts along with current events, entertainment, sports and New Hampshire.
To follow your favorite team and test your own knowledge with online quizzes, go to nhpbs.org/gsc or tackle the daily brainteasers on the “Granite State Challenge” Facebook page.
Oh, and about that question both teams missed — marsupials are found in Australia, North America and South America.
Memorial Hospital offers Safe Sitter class
NORTH CONWAY — Mount Washington Valley students in grades 6 to 8 can take a Safe Sitter course designed to help them prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone watching younger siblings or babysitting.
The next class is set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Memorial Hospital. The class size is limited to 10. Advance registration is required online at memorial.coursestorm.com.
Students will be taught infant and child choking rescue and CPR. They’ll also learn how a child’s age affects the care they receive, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business and how to deal with issues in online and cellphone safety.
The cost is $50, and scholarships are available for those who could not otherwise afford to attend.
For more information, call Memorial Hospital at 356-5461 ext. 2264.
Families are invited to snowshoe tracking activity
MILTON MILLS — Moose Mountains Regional Green-ways is inviting families to try out a “‘MOOSE-ies for Families” activity — Valentine snowshoe tracking — from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Branch Hill Farm.
MOOSE-ies, which stands for Members Only Outdoor and Social Events, is a membership benefit for MMRG member families, however, the snowshoe tracking is open to all to encourage families to try out the program.
Kids-sized snowshoes from the Tuftonboro Free Library will be available as well as a few loaner snowshoes for adults.
Pre-registration is required. To register and for directions, contact education coordinator Kari Lygren at 978-7125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.