Curing Cabin Fever V
Saturday, March 22, 2014
In Illinois, United States
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It’s been a long and cold winter and the need to cure that cabin fever is in high demand. Join us for an exciting day. We will begin with a Meet and Greet at the Heirloom Market / Café from 10 am – Noon. This will be a great time to share your geocaching journeys and have a bite to eat. We will follow up with an Introduction to Geocaching class for beginners at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at 12:30.
Schedule for the day:
10 am - 12 pm Meet and Greet: Heirloom Market/Cafe, Thomson IL.
12:30pm – 1:45pm - Introduction to Geocaching - Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center
Some of the Topics that will be discussed:
What is Geocaching?
What do you need to go Geocaching?
Where to find Geocaches
Why (do over 6 million people worldwide participate in) GeoCaching?
What does a Geocache look like?
What's in a Geocache? / Trackables
Types of Geocaches
Who hides Geocaches?
Getting started with Geocaching.com
What to do when you find a Geocache?
Tips for your First Geocaching Outing
How Geocachers Give Back
Global Positioning System (GPS) Basics
What is a GPS , What is a GPS Receiver (GPSr) and how do they work
Geocaching with your Smartphone
1:45 – 3:30 Let’s go geocaching
Participants will head out in search for these hidden treasures. Some will be temporary hides for the event and some will be actual geocaches that can be logged as a find.
Wanted: Experienced Geocachers to volunteer for the field practice portion of the class. When you log to attend, include that you would like to volunteer and send an email to Pam_Steinhaus@fws.gov
You can make your reservation by submitting a "log your visit"; "will attend" or call the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at: 815-273-2732 ext. 116. Please include the TOTAL number of people that plan on attending. Heirloom will need to know in advance how many people to expect and I will let them know through your logs.
Meet and Greet – Heirloom Market/Cafe – 2200 Il Rt 84, Thomson IL
Class: Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, 7071 Riverview Road Thomson, IL
When: Saturday, 22 March 2014
Do I need a GPS to attend?
No, GPS's will be provided with the Geocaches already loaded.
Two weeks prior to event a .gpx file will be posted so you can download geocaches into your gps prior to event. Some of these will be daycaches and some will be local geocaches and some new ones.
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 4/10/2014 6:24:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:24 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum