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Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
Geocaching May17
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Geocaching May17

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

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