Geocaching: The sport where YOU are the search engine Bridget Belardi
What is Geocaching? <ul><li>A high-tech treasure hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Need a GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Seek a cache based on...
GPS <ul><li>Global Positioning System </li></ul><ul><li>Approx: $100-$500  </li></ul><ul><li>Garmin and Magellan </li></ul...
Typical Containers
How do I find existing caches? <ul><li>Create an account on  www.geocaching.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Search by zip code, ci...
Extras <ul><li>Travel Bugs </li></ul>
Geocoins <ul><li>Collectable and tradable items </li></ul><ul><li>Geocoin festival is in Pittsburgh this year </li></ul>
Educational Benefits <ul><li>Reading latitude and longitude </li></ul><ul><li>Map skills </li></ul><ul><li>Using a compass...
Want to find out more? <ul><li>www.geocaching.com  : For all your geocaching needs </li></ul><ul><li>A site for beginners:...
<ul><li>Let’s give it a try! </li></ul>
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Geocaching May17

  1. 1. Geocaching: The sport where YOU are the search engine Bridget Belardi
  2. 2. What is Geocaching? <ul><li>A high-tech treasure hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Need a GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Seek a cache based on latitude and longitude coordinates </li></ul><ul><li>This is not just a teaching tool, it’s a lifetime activity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GPS <ul><li>Global Positioning System </li></ul><ul><li>Approx: $100-$500 </li></ul><ul><li>Garmin and Magellan </li></ul><ul><li>are the most popular </li></ul><ul><li>Can download cache </li></ul><ul><li>info into the receiver if it </li></ul><ul><li>is properly equipped </li></ul>
  4. 4. Typical Containers
  5. 5. How do I find existing caches? <ul><li>Create an account on www.geocaching.com </li></ul><ul><li>Search by zip code, city, driving route, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Extras <ul><li>Travel Bugs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Geocoins <ul><li>Collectable and tradable items </li></ul><ul><li>Geocoin festival is in Pittsburgh this year </li></ul>
  8. 8. Educational Benefits <ul><li>Reading latitude and longitude </li></ul><ul><li>Map skills </li></ul><ul><li>Using a compass </li></ul><ul><li>Can add a research component </li></ul>
  9. 9. Want to find out more? <ul><li>www.geocaching.com : For all your geocaching needs </li></ul><ul><li>A site for beginners: http://www.factsfacts.com/geocacher.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Let’s give it a try! </li></ul>

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