This is Karla. She is a student at a low income elementary school in Texas and a member of the after-school technology club, Tech-Click.
In 2009, Groundspeak was able to provide three GPS devices to Karla’s club through DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects teachers with donors to fulfill classroom needs.
These three GPS devices allowed Karla and others in her club to learn about latitude, longitude, spatial concepts and more. Karla sent us this letter to thank us for the donation:
Now, you can help others like Karla learn about GPS technology simply by telling people about geocaching. From June 1- 30, 2011, for each new member that you refer to Geocaching.com, we’ll donate $1 to DonorsChoose.org.
How it works:
You introduce someone new to geocaching. You can take them out on the trail with you, send them our new “tell a friend” email, write a blog or simply shout about it from the rooftops.
The person that you introduced to geocaching signs up for an account (Basic or Premium) between June 1 and June 30 and fills out the “referred by” field on the account creation page. (Make sure to give them your Geocaching.com username so that they can fill out this field.)
He or she logs at least one geocache between June 1 and June 30.
We give US $1 to GPS-related projects on DonorsChoose.org.
The more people you refer, the more money we can donate to classrooms in need, up to a total of $10,000 USD!
Teach your friends about geocaching and help provide students like Karla with the tools they need to have engaging learning experiences.
We will be providing regular updates on the number of referrals here on Latitude 47 and on Facebook. Thank you for helping!