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Category Archives: Milestones

Announcing Your Newest Geocache Type

Giga-Event is the Newest Geocache Type   Attended by 5,000 or more geocachers, it’s like a Mega-Event of mega proportions. The geocache type shows a new level of appreciation to events that engage, entertain and inform geocachers on a massive scale. While we know that the metric system prefix giga stands for 1,000,000,000, the name arose from inside the geocaching community and it stuck. So we co-opted the term to stay in line with our current system of events and Mega-Events. And of course, the name Five-Thousand-Event didn’t have the same ring to it. When is the first ever Giga-Event? [...]

2014 Geocaching International Film Festival Call for Entries

Your vision of geocaching cannot be contained by a simple Facebook photo, Tweet or even a mighty blog post. Nay, we say, your vision deserves much more. You need to tell your geocaching story through the majesty of a short video. Ready your geocaching muse. The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) wants your vision of the adventure of geocaching to take flight in video on the big screen this summer in Seattle. It all happens the night before the Geocaching Block Party, which you should also attend. Enter your four minute video in any family-friendly genre: narrative, documentary, music video, animation, experimental, etc… [...]

Geocaching Road Trip to Ankara, Turkey

There’s a geocaching frontier out there. These are places where “geocaching” is rarely said aloud and they exist in countries and regions where geocache hides are measured in the dozens or hundreds, not tens of thousands.  But where there are frontiers, you’ll find determined pioneers. Geocaching Türkiye is a collection of hearty geocachers exploring Turkey. It’s a country slightly larger than the U.S. State of Texas. Texas boasts nearly 65,000 active geocaches. The country of Turkey has fewer than 1,000. Geocacher omaggo is helping lead the group Geocaching Türkiye into the future, including placing more than 200 geocaches for others to discover. And [...]

100 Days in Space – International Space Station Travel Bug Mission Update

“What does your food taste like?” Students from Tinker School in Waterbury, Connecticut ask astronaut Rick Mastracchio and get the answer straight from space. Mastracchio says: “We have all kinds of food here on the space station. Most of the food has all the air and water removed to make it smaller and lighter. Then when we want to eat it we add water to it and it returns to its original form and shape. It does not taste as good as the food you have at home but it is pretty good.” Almost 100 days ago geocachers at more than [...]

Geocaching in Space – Q&A with Astronaut Rick Mastracchio

Students ask – Astronaut Rick Mastracchio answers On his final trip to Space on November 2013, Astronaut Rick Mastracchio packed along a Geocaching Travel Bug to the International Space Station (ISS). The little Travel Bug connected with students all over the world to teach about space travel, science and geography. Since then many school kids have posted their questions on the Travel Bug details page, where Astronaut Rick Mastracchio (Geocaching name AstroRM) has answered them one by one. This is a collection of the question and answers that teachers can bring to their classroom and students can soak up. For the [...]


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