Big news! Our class is going to be trying out geocaching as an outdoor ed/Social Studies activity.
What is geocaching, Mrs. Walton?
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. Doesn’t that sound like FUN?
We have a family in our class who are avid geocachers, and they are going to help us hide 6 new caches in the Blackfalds area in November. They are generously donating the containers and path tags so we can get things under way – thank you, Eggleton family!
So what do you need us to do, Mrs. Walton?
We need some small toys and prizes to leave in the containers. When you find a geocache, the proper routine is to choose something from inside, and leave something different behind. We need some prizes to get our caches started. Any small trinkets would be great donations – they must be small in size, non-perishable (no food or candy please), and fairly unbreakable. Remember these caches will be outside in public places, so they will be exposed to the Alberta climate!
What kinds of prizes could I donate?
plastic figures / action figures
How can I find out more?
Check out this great geocaching website for more information. (IF you want to try this at home without a GPS, there is also an app for that!)
When we have set out our new caches, your children will be able to tell you all about our new learning adventure. Stay tuned!