Cache In: An Introduction to Geocaching

Saturday, July 13 | 3-4 PM | Malletts Creek

Are you curious about geocaching? Want to search for AADL’s Summer Game Geocache but not sure how to get started? Then come join us to learn more about this exciting treasure-hunting game and how you can start playing!

Local geocachers will explain the basics and provide you with helpful tips and resources. A sample geocache hunt will follow the program, so feel free to bring your smart phones or GPS devices, if you have them.

This program is intended for grade 6 - adult, but all ages are welcome.

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sounds good


Cool


what is geocaching?


@fka83111 Geocaching is like modern-day treasure hunting. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container filled with small treasures) hidden at that location. You can find out more at this link: http://www.geocaching.com/guide/


where do people get the gps systems?


I hope the class beings up some of the negative aspects of Geocaching like how popular geocaches are damaging areas by the creation of social paths


@pokemon7659 You can purchase GPS devices at a variety of retailers or download the geocaching app to your smart phone here: http://www.geocaching.com/live/default.aspx. The library is not currently circulating GPS devices (though we'll demo with a couple example devices at the program), and if you would like us to add GPSs to our collection, you can let us know at "Contact Us."


@N3RD We will be talking about the geocaching guidelines, including a caution against placing caches in areas that could be damaged by too much foot traffic. Thanks for bringing up an important issue!


what's cool here? the air is cool! summer games is cool too!


I've never heard of this before...


There are geocache places to find at Lesley Science Center and Black Pond Woods.