What could be more fun than using twelve billion dollars worth of military satellites to find Tupperware in the woods? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. This five-day experience will introduce students to the excitement and fun of geocaching. Students will learn the history and specifics of geocaching, hunt for "practice" caches, design their own cache containers, and even create their first "hide". At the end of the week, students will seek out their classmates' caches, and even go hunting for an official geocache. Good walking shoes, a handheld GPS unit, or GPS-enabled mobile phone is required. Students will sign up for their free account on Geocaching.com so that they can continue to hunt for caches after the camp ends. Please note, there is a significant amount of walking involved with geocaching — most of our time will be spent walking around Edgewood College campus, the neighborhoods around Edgewood, and even downtown.
The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center and around the Edgewood campus, with a potential field trip to hunt for an official cache.
June 17-21, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to noon daily.
Mid-morning snack will be provided.
For student entering grades 5-8 in the fall.
Instructor: Eric Pantano is an Edgewood High School Chemistry teacher and avid geocacher.
Fill out the registration form and return it to the address below. Registration will be first come, first served. The limit for the camp is 15 students. The registration deadline is June 4, 2013.
$200 for the entire week including all materials, snacks and field trips.
For more information contact:
Mail your registration form and payment to:
Department of Biological Sciences
1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, WI 53711