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What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
Check out the Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Web site.

Geocaching in the Classroom

Integrating GPS and Geocaching into the curriculum has become a powerful tool in enhancing student understanding of geography, scientific inquiry, math concepts, problem solving, language arts and even physical education. Below you will find developed lessons which can be used with 5th grade and above. Remember, although these lessons have been created with upper elementary to high school students in mind, you can always adjust to fit your particular needs.

Resources

http://www.alicechristie.org/geocaching/index.html

geocaching.com:

Groundspeak

Geocaching University

Podcachers

http://bcs-itc.wikispaces.com/Geocaching

Educaching - A GPS based curriculum

How Stuff Works - How Geocaching Works

Teaching Technology Through Literature - GPS Activities

What the Heck is Geocaching? A Beginner's Guide

GPS and Geocaching with Elementary Students

Wiki-How and Geocaching

Geocaching 101: Geocaching with Kids

Terra Clues

GPS Mapping ( a list of other resources)

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