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This presentation is designed as an introduction to Geocaching. The intended audience is middle school students.

This presentation is designed as an introduction to Geocaching. The intended audience is middle school students.

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  • Geocaching: Let’s Go on a Treasure Hunt! TEK4S Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5
  • Today’s Agenda
    • Welcome
    • Geo What?
    • Talk the Talk
    • Latitude and Longitude
    • Getting Started
    • Additional Resources
  • Geo What? High- tech treasure hunt Find the treasure using latitude and longitude GPS device needed
  • Talk the Talk
    • Geocache- Hidden container
    • GPS= Global Positioning System
    • Waypoint – Reference point for a physical location
    • Muggle – a Non-geocacher
    • CITO – Cache In Trash Out
    • TFYC – Thanks For The Cache
    • DNF – Did Not Find
    • http://www.geocaching.com/about/glossary/
      • aspx# geocache
  • What is a Geocache? Hidden container – owner recorded the GPS location Smallest – Contains a logbook Larger – Logbook plus trade items What am I Looking for?
  • Latitude and Longitude Map Interactive Activity Latitude and Longitude Finder
  • Dr. Alice Christie's Podcast http://www.alicechristie.org/geocaching/ podcast/index.html
  • Found the Treasure ….Now What? Sign the Logbook Trade items If you take something, you leave something. Look for travel bugs and geocoins Put the cache back Log the find (or DNF)
  • Travel Bugs
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  • Let’s Get Started Create an account at http://www.geocaching.com Search Try searching by your zip code first Record latitude and longitude. Review the hints! Follow the compass until you get to 0 -15 feet. Use your “geosense” to find the treasure. What am I looking for?
  • Tech Coach Resources Finding a Geocache http://wasdtechcoach.wikispaces.com/ file/view/Geocaching.pdf Garmin eTrex http://wasdtechcoach.wikispaces.com/ file/view/GPSGarminTips.pdf
  • Need More Info? Geocaching’s Official Web Site – http://www.geocaching.com Beginner’s Guide – http://www.factsfacts.com/geocacher.htm Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching
  • Geocaching = Treasure Hunt Happy Geocaching! November 2010