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What is Geocatching?

Looking for a fun adventure with your junior explorers this summer, check out Geocatching. I would recommend this for 1st or 2nd graders up.

Geocaching I discovered this through a friend and thought...what a cool way to spend a summer with Jr. explorers!! Check this out and hopefully you're a Geocacher too!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (tupperware or similar) or ammo boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek," sharing many aspects with benchmarkingtrigpointingorienteeringtreasure-huntingletterboxing, and waymarking.

Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all sevencontinents, including Antarctica. After 10 years of activity there are over 1.3 million active geocaches published on various websites. There are over 5 million geocachers worldwide.

Visit http://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx

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