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Delaware Geo Caching Presentation Heather

  1. 1. DelawareGeocaching Trail<br />Hagley Museum – New Castle County<br />
  2. 2. What is Geocaching?<br />Geocaching is the ultimate treasure hunt!! <br />A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, zero in on its location using GPS technology and share the cache and location online. <br />It is a fun way to add excitement to your driving, camping and hiking experiences with friends and family!<br />
  3. 3. More Geocache Facts<br />The term, “Cache,” originated from a camping/hiking term denoting a secret hiding place for concealing provisions. <br />a cache can be a waterproof container that may hold goodies or trinkets including a Log Book. <br />Geocaching is now a worldwide sport and phenomenon. To date, there are 914,274 active geocaches around the world.<br />Caches can be found in over 100 countries and all seven continents. <br />
  4. 4. Geocache History<br />Geocaching originated in May 2000, when civilians were permitted to use the GPS satellite system. <br />A civilian from Portland, Oregon hid a bucket of trinkets in the woods and posted the information online. <br />The treasure was quickly found and within days more treasures were hidden nationwide. <br />The term “geocaching” was coined and an official website was launched,, now owned by Groundspeak, Inc. <br />
  5. 5. Geocaching in Delaware<br />Geo-caching began in Delaware on December 30, 2000 when the first cache was placed in Trap Pond State Park.<br />In the graph below you will see that the number of Geocaches placed in Delaware has doubled almost every year. <br />
  6. 6. Delaware Geocaching Trail<br />The Delaware Tourism Office is utilizing the popularity of the worldwide sport of Geocaching to entice tourists to Delaware!<br />The Delaware Geocaching Trail involves securing a passport from the Delaware Geocaching Trail website and embarking on a predetermined trail in search of historical, cultural, and art attractions in Delaware.<br /><ul><li>DGT was designed to promote overnight stays and encourage visitor ship at our local art, cultural and historical attractions.</li></li></ul><li>BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY<br />Shipcarpenter Square – Sussex County<br />
  7. 7. Geocaching Adventure Tools<br />GPS<br />Computer<br />Car - (for getting around) <br />Adventurous Spirit!!!<br />
  8. 8. Getting Started on the Trail<br /><ul><li>Log onto
  9. 9. Obtain your Geocaching Passport</li></ul>This is where you will store your stickers!<br />
  10. 10. Delaware Geocaching Trail - Passport<br />
  11. 11. Getting Started on the Trail<br />Click ‘Enter the Adventure’, on the Delaware Geocache Trail website which will take you to the website. <br /> is the official gps geocache webpage. <br />This is the site where you will obtain your coordinates for the Delaware Geocaching Trail caches. <br />The coordinates will lead you to our special cache locations!<br />
  12. 12. Finding A Cache<br />Leave a trinket/take a trinket<br />Sign the logbook<br />Log into Groundspeak to report/log your find<br />
  13. 13. Stickers<br />Each location has its own designated sticker.<br />The geocachers must obtain 5 stickers from each county.<br />Total- 15 stickers <br />The Delaware Geocache Trail contains 27 hidden caches!<br />
  14. 14. Coin Redemption<br />Coin is obtained from county redemption center<br />Hagley Museum, <br />First State Heritage Park <br />Rehoboth Beach Visitors Center<br />
  15. 15. Trackable Coins<br />The Delaware trackable geocaching coin features:<br /> State Bug: lady bug<br />State Bird: blue hen<br />State of Delaware trackable coins were available to the first 100 geocachers to successfully locate 15 out of 27 hidden caches, including 5 from each county.<br />
  16. 16. Coin Design - Front<br />The blue hen chicken was designated the official state bird of Delaware in 1939. <br />The history of this symbol stems from the Revolutionary war when Delaware soldiers were compared to fighting cocks. <br />
  17. 17. Coin Design - Rear<br />The lady bug was adopted as the official state bug of Delaware in 1974. <br />Mrs. Mollie Brown-Rust and her 2nd grade students of the Lulu M. Ross Elementary School in Milford, Delaware, worked tirelessly with our State Legislature to adopt the bug. <br />Also known as the lady beetle, ladybird, or ladyfly, lady bugs help the agricultural industry in Delaware by eating tiny insect pests that damage plants.<br />
  18. 18. County Representative <br />Contact Information<br />New Castle County<br />Meg Marcozzi<br />Hagley Museum and Library<br />302-658-2400 Ext. 238<br /><br />Kent County<br />Elaine Brenchley<br />First State Heritage Park<br />302-739-9178<br /><br />Sussex County<br />Scott Thomas<br />Southern Delaware Tourism<br />302-856-1818<br /><br />
  19. 19. Contact Information<br />Heather Kenton<br />Tourism Development Leader<br />Group Tours and Events<br /><br />302-672-6804<br /><br />
  20. 20. Thank You!<br />