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Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache during the weekend of International EarthCache Day 2017!

Finding an EarthCache is a great way to learn about the Earth. These geocaches do not have physical containers, but instead bring you to unique locations to teach you a geological science lesson.

Feeling inspired to learn something new? Here are six fun facts we’ve learned from EarthCaches found around the world:

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The difference between SWAG and trackables

The core of geocaching is pretty simple: to inspire geocachers to have an adventure at every location. But the game of geocaching can be much more complex. There are acronyms (TFTC, FTF, etc.), different cache types, SWAG, and trackables.

Today, we’re focusing on SWAG and trackables, but be sure to check out the glossary and Help Center for more information if you’re just getting started with geocaching. Both SWAG and trackables are items that you have probably seen in a geocache before, but even though they can look similar, they are actually much different! Below we’ll explore some of these differences.

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Signal’s packing for Canada and he’s bringing…

A country souvenir for Canada!

Canada has many wonders: diverse landscapes, rich history, and abundance of adventures. Plus, plenty of geocaches near and far to show you every corner of this beautiful country—and now, Canada has the added bonus of being the latest addition to the geocaching country souvenir collection!

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Everything you need to host a great Canada Day event

As the ol’ saying goes, nothing goes better together than geocaching and poutine! Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right but whether separately or together, we do love both.

Canada Day is only a few weeks away and we’re actively planning our events as Signal prepares to travel to Canada on July 1st! The last day to submit your Canada Day events is June 17th. Remember, you can earn the Canada Day 2017 souvenir by attending an event on July 1 or 2, 2017.

We’ve put together a few ideas to help spur some inspiration for your own red-and-white-themed bash.

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Four reasons to start using Project-GC

Project-GC is an official Geocaching HQ partner that aims to provide dynamic statistics for geocachers around the world. What started as a side project for geocaching friends quickly became a highly requested feature among geocachers across the globe.

Project-GC aims to enhance geocaching experiences by providing advanced tools and statistics. As an authorized API Partner, Project-GC doesn’t require a separate account, simply log in using your Geocaching.com credentials. Once logged in, you have access to personalized statistics, challenge checkers, and more. We’re sharing four reasons to start using Project-GC to complement your geocaching adventures.

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