Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide, outdoor game of hiding and seeking treasure using GPS-enabled devices. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Participants can then navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Geocaching is a fun and easy hobby. It is an ideal way to discover our Conservation Areas and the many unique, natural features within them. To get started, become a geocaching member (basic membership is free!) and find coordinates within our Conservation Areas. Once you have found a cache, record your name on the log sheet and then log your findings on http://www.geocaching.com/.
A word about EarthCaches:
Instead of a physical container, EarthCaches use unique geological features as the "find." Geocachers must then answer questions posted in the EarthCache description to record the find. Get inspired to find an EarthCache! Watch this EarthCaching video.
Can you find the EarthCaches located at two of our Conservation Areas?
Lower Trent Conservation encourages geocachers to Cache In, Trash Out which contributes to the ongoing maintenance of the properties.
Lower Trent Conservation has established a number of guidelines for anyone wishing to participate in geocaching on our properties. These guidelines are intended to ensure the protection of the natural heritage features of these properties. Please also refer to the official rules of geocaching are followed as outlined by http://www.geocaching.com/as well as the Conservation Authority’s General Regulations.
Geocaching and Teaching:
Geocaching is an opportunity for students to learn in a variety of cross-curricular ways about the unique physiological features within their community. During a geocaching adventure, students could develop critical skills, all while actively engaged in a fun exploration. For more information about the ways teachers can get there class geocaching can be found here.