Accessibility and inclusion at The Whittlesea Event

Geocaching HQ Lackeys attend dozens of Mega and Giga-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching! AKprincesswarrior is the Learning & Development Manager at Geocaching HQ. She recently traveled to Australia to attend the Mega-Event, The Whittlesea Event 2022 (GC8EW40). Here’s her summary of the Event.

The Whittlesea Mega-Event took place over an unexpectedly blustery November weekend. The community of organizers and volunteers, Geocaching Victoria, managed the surprise winter weather with grace, even rescuing a geocacher’s tent after being blown away by fierce wind and pulling off a stunning fireworks show despite heavy rains. While organizing Mega-Events requires a variety of important skills, the ability of the organizers to respond in the moment to whatever unexpected chaos gets thrown their way (like surprise wind storms) is as important as the proactive preparation it takes to design an experience that not only delights the geocaching community but ensures no geocacher gets left behind, including geocachers with sensory sensitivities and those who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing. Continue reading →

Five creative ways to make use of your geocache log photos

These days it’s easier than ever to capture your best geocaching moments, thanks in part to our phones, and of course, all of the amazing geocaches hidden out there. Adding photos to your logs is a great way to add to the detail of your log (no spoilers, though!), but have you ever considered what else to do with those photos once you’ve earned your smiley? These photos are memories of your story-worthy geocaching moments, so make the most of them with these five ideas.

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Adventure Lab® Spotlight: Beethoven in Bonn

This edition of Adventure Lab® Spotlight takes a musical turn with the Adventure, Beethoven in Bonn. Located in Bonn, Germany, Ludwig Van Beethoven’s birthplace, this ten-stage Adventure takes explorers on a tour that highlights the composer’s formative years. Geocachers created this Adventure as part of the Project Beethoven Mega Event in Bonn Germany in February 2020. The Event celebrated not only geocaching, but also the 250th birthday of Beethoven. Continue reading →

Emma´s Froschkönig — Geocache of the Week

by Fabs29
Niedersachsen, Germany
N 53° 03.400 E 008° 30.200

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a geocache so wonderful and magical that all the geocachers in the land traveled just to catch a glimpse of it. Rumor has it that behind this beautifully-constructed cache container was a secret waiting to be discovered.

Flip through the storybook with us as we tell the tale of our Geocache of the Week, Emma´s Froschkönig (GC52XN4). A tale of adventure, bravery, and love, this geocache is sure to lead you to happily ever after.

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