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Geo caching

  1. 1. GEOCACHING
  2. 2. What is GeoCaching? The word geocache [GEE-oh-cash] comes from two words.  The first is the prefix GEO, meaning "Earth".  The second is CACHE which is a safe place for hiding or storing something. It can also be the thing which is hidden. Outdoor adventure game for GPS users of all ages. The basic idea is to set up caches (hidden containers) and share the locations (latitude/longitude) of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the coordinates to find the caches. The visitor may take something from the cache, leave something, and/or sign the logbook. The “find” is then logged onto the Internet website where statistics about found and hidden caches are maintained.
  3. 3. Video: W is GeoCaching? hat What is GeoCaching (1:52) http://youtu.be/-4VFeYZTTYs
  4. 4. Worldwide Geocaches
  5. 5. W do you need? hat Tools:  Coordinates from GeoCache website  GPS Receiver (or cell phone app)  Compass Optional:  Food  Water  Cache supplies
  6. 6. GeoCache Containers• Usually a weather-resistant container such as Tupperware, Rubbermaid, or surplus ammo box. NO GLASS!W hat’s in it?• Logbook• Trinkets to trade• Ex: maps, books, software, hardware, CDs, videos, pictures, coins, tools, games, etc.• Information sheet that explains the container and geocaching, as well as contact information.• Disposable camera (o p tio na l)
  7. 7. United States Geocaches
  8. 8. Video: Intro. to GeoCaching Intro to GeoCaching (5:25)http://youtu.be/rQJ2tn-JW-c
  9. 9. What’s the point? Geocaching can be thought of in three parts:  The journey to reach the cache area.  The challenge of actually finding the cache container.  The fun of creating and interesting or clever geocache for others to find. Both can be equally rewarding.
  10. 10. http:/www.geocaching.com/ /
  11. 11. On my website – extra credit… GeoCaching - Exploring the Santa Monica Mountains  Go to: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/gpsactivities.htm  You will need to create a GeoCache Account (its free) When hiking, follow all rules and regulations of the NPS & make sure you have your parents permission  **You will need a GPS or an app for GPS on a smart phone (if you have an I-phone - download the "location" app, it is free To get credit:  Do the hike & take pictures for proof  When finished, Take the quiz on website above & print out certificate

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