An all day geocaching event including:
Temporary caches - Please limit yourself to ONE collectible card per temp cache
Temporary caches just for kids - Please limit yourself to ONE toy per child per cache. There are no collectible cards in the kids' caches
Expert Speakers throughout the day
Intro to geocaching hikes (limited space,registration that day is required)
Naturalist led hikes,
and culminating in a picnic and raffle at 5:30 pm.
Please RSVP with the number of attendees (so we have enough food) and what you are planning on bringing (not required, but gratefully accepted as this event relies on donations).
You may wish to bring your own portable chairs
Although you may attend any of the activities and hunt the temporary caches without a reservation, you MUST RSVP by May 27th in order to attend the picnic.
Townsend park is handicapped accessible.
Temporary caches will requires some hiking along well marked trails.
Schedule of Events
Registration/Information (Upper Pavilion, Townsend Park)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Register here for all space limited activities
Temporary Geocaches (Various Locations, Murrysville) 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presentations (Lower Pavilion, Townsend Park)
8:00 am Welcome Address (S. Tichy)
8:20 am Special Geocache Raffle sponsored by RedIsTheBestColor.com (must be present to win)
9:00 am Indigenous Wildlife (S. Miller)
10:00 am Nature Photography (S. Khwaja)
11:00 am Enhance your geocaching experience - Plan ahead (R. Moore)
1:00 pm Motion-Activated Wildlife Photography (B. Powers)
2:00 pm Quality Urban Caches (R. Whisner)
3:00 pm Geodog Trail Etiquette and Safety (R. Mihalcik)
Hikes (Westmoreland Conservancy Reserves)
Please be at the designated reserve at least 15 minutes before the start of the hike as all hikes will begin promptly.
2:30 pm Native & Invasive Plants (C. Fink) King Reserve
3:30 pm Finding a cache (M. Porembka) Townsend Park
Workshops (Gazebo, Townsend Park)
11:15 am Leave No Trace Workshop: Leave what you find (T. Imai)
Suitable for kids!
Come play a game with a geocaching twist while learning about one of the important tenets of Leave No Trace
Sponsored by S.L.A.M.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Upper Pavilion, Townsend Park)
Picnic & Raffle
5:30 pm (Lower Pavilion, Townsend Park)
Tables (All day, Upper Pavilion, Townsend Park)
Motion-activated wildlife videos Courtesy of PixController
Beneficial bats Courtesy of Loyalhanna Grotto
Animal Rescue League Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Animal Friends ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org
Plant Pots Courtesy of the Murrysville Garden Club
Western Pennsylvania Orienteering Club
The Westmoreland Conservancy would like to thank the sponsors of this event:
Boston Tea Company
Drives Cache Closet
Merrick Pet Care
Monster Mini Golf
Municipality of Murrysville
Murrysville Garden Club
The Rabbit Cops
Ron Cain (cainrcc)
Space Coast Geocachers
Walker's Pet HoTail