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One of the Most Popular Games on Earth!
Geocaching is a TREASURE HUNT, with fantastic technology, and many thousands of "treasures" to find! It can be done by almost anyone, and is simply logging in coordinates (longitude and latitude) into a handheld GPS device. The official organization and site that coordinates geocaching is "Geocaching.com". From their WEBSITE, here are the bare basics:
At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:
With that out of the way, the caches become treasures, and the real prize is finding and logging into them, both on site and online. The fellowship of your friends or class, the exercise and fresh air, the critical thinking it takes to ’brain it out’ the clues are all benefits, but the biggest benefit is the sheer adrenalin rush when you find the cache. It is a technology that fits well individually or in a large class. Since children see it as a grand game, teachers find it easy to align with standards and meet learning goals. That’s because the bottom line is that geocaching is just plain fun!
Pictures from WEB PAGE cited below.
[Citation: Lovelock, R. (n.d.). What is Geocaching. Retrieved from: https://www.gpshobby.info/ ]