On their quest to find Shipment #35, Nate, Simon and Marnie encounter danger, twists and turns, and clues that seem to make little sense. These links lead to information about elements mentioned in the book.
Making a Metal Detector
wikiHow to Build a Metal Detector video
Series of short videos plus clearly printed directions take you through the science and how-to of constructing
a few types of homemade detectors
Turn a Calculator into a Metal Detector
It’s six short steps to build a cheap-and-easy metal detector from a calculator and an AM radio. Complete with
a short video.
Science Kids: Make a Metal Detector
Two minute video shows how to whip together a metal detector from a CD case, transistor radio, Velcro, and
More About Treasure-Seeking
TreasureNet: The Original Treasure Hunting Website
From metal detecting and gold prospecting to shipwrecks and stamp collecting, this website offers
information and discussion forums on a wide range of treasure-related topics. Requires registration.
Treasure Hunting Magazine
A UK production, the website for Treasure Hunting Magazine contains an “Introduction to Metal Detecting”
section that offers detailed information. Also on the website, articles from past issues, lists of treasure-seeking
books, links to clubs and more.
wikiHow to Pan for gold
Simple steps show how to search for gold in watery locations.
A real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices, geocaching is a popular
activity around the globe. This site gives the ins and outs of the game, and how you might get involved.
How to Use a Compass
Simple, direct lessons on the basics of using a compass.
Orienteering for Beginners
A short YouTube video produced by an 11 year old that details the basics about orienteering,
a sport that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point.
More About Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Society of Canada
Dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their
caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Society site has links to resources, research, as well as news and
The Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing
care for those living with the disease. The site features current research, background information
about the disease, and supports for caregivers and family members.
More About Whitewater POW Camp
Wikipedia: Whitewater (POW Camp)
Short history of the camp plus links to other reference sites.
Parks Canada: Whitewater German Prisoner of War Camp – Canada’s Greatest Summer Job
YouTube film by Christopher Paetkau detailing the camp’s construction and use. Produced to mark
the 125th anniversary of national parks in Canada.
CTV News: Dig resurrects history of Manitoba’s German POW camp
Reflections about the camp and results of a three year archeological dig of the site.
NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment – Prisoners in the Park
University student, Michael O’Hagan, working with the non-profit group Friends of Riding Mountain
National Park, reflects on Whitewater POW camp and its place in history.