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Geocaching TEK4S

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This is an introduction to geocaching designed for middle school students.

This is an introduction to geocaching designed for middle school students.

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    Geocaching TEK4S Geocaching TEK4S Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • GeocoinsCollectable and tradable items
    • 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