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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...
What is a Geocache?
Hidden container – owner recorded
the GPS location
Smallest – Contains a logbook
Larger – Logbook plus...
Latitude and Longitude
Map
Interactive Activity
Latitude and Longitude Finder
Dr. Alice Christie's Podcast
http://www.alicechristie.org/geocach
podcast/index.html
Found the Treasure
….Now What?
Sign the Logbook
Trade items
If you take something, you leave
something.
Look for travel bu...
Travel Bugs
Let’s Get Started
Create an account at
http://www.geocaching.com
Search
Try searching by your zip code
first
Record latitu...
Tech Coach Resources
Finding a Geocache
http://wasdtechcoach.wikispaces.com
/
file/view/Geocaching.pdf
Garmin eTrex
http:/...
Need More Info?
Geocaching’s Official Web Site –
http://www.geocaching.com
Beginner’s Guide –
http://www.factsfacts.com/ge...
Geocaching = Treasure
Hunt
Happy Geocaching!
November 2010
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  1. 1. Geocaching: Let’s Go on a Treasure Hunt! TEK4S Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda Welcome Geo What? Talk the Talk Latitude and Longitude Getting Started Additional Resources
  3. 3. Geo What? High- tech treasure hunt Find the treasure using latitude and longitude GPS device needed
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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?
  6. 6. Latitude and Longitude Map Interactive Activity Latitude and Longitude Finder
  7. 7. Dr. Alice Christie's Podcast http://www.alicechristie.org/geocach podcast/index.html
  8. 8. 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)
  9. 9. Travel Bugs
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Tech Coach Resources Finding a Geocache http://wasdtechcoach.wikispaces.com / file/view/Geocaching.pdf Garmin eTrex http://wasdtechcoach.wikispaces.com
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Geocaching = Treasure Hunt Happy Geocaching! November 2010
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