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September 2009 CA : Newsletters~Canadian

Geocaching is an exciting outdoor educational treasure hunt with thousands of caches hidden around the world.


It is a fun and active mehod to teach geography, earth science, learn new technology, get physical exercise and practise envrionmental responsiblity. It is also a great way to feel connected to people on the planet, as we search for their treasures, leave something for the next adventurer, and then journal our quests

Finding a Geocache

An EarthCache site is a place with unique geoscience features. EarthCache visitors can learn alot about the earth and about the work of earth scientists. You and your kids can earn status for finding and creating EarthCaches. Fabulous for hands-on earth science! See EarthCache Photos!

 

Earth Cache
 

Finding a Geocache
(Photo by Indrani Soemardjan on Flickr)



So what exactly is Geocaching?
 

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played all over the world. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers outdoors, called geocaches, and then share your experiences online.  Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.

Rose finds her first ever geocache

Geocaching Links

The GPS Adventures Maze is an educational traveling exhibition introducing GPS technology. Check if it is in a museum near you or request it to come to your city.

Kids can try the online Adventure Maze challenge.

Geocaching Coloring Book

Get a glossary of terms and check out other basics on the Geocaching Resources page.

Rose finds her first ever geocache
Photo by Chuck Coker/Flickr (cc by sa) 
 
   

Dad opens the cache

Homeschooling Bloggers talk about geocaching

 

Laura in Texas

Lynda in Arkansas 

Dad opens the cache
Photo by Lauren Weinhold/Flickr (cc by sa)

 

See our Pinterest Board on Geocaching