The Northern New Jersey cachers (NNJC) will be hosting a Geocaching 101 information seminar and Meet and Greet in partnership with The New Jersey Audubon's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, where the new Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Educational GEOTRAIL will be launched. Everyone is welcome to attend!
New Jersey State Bird ~ Eastern Gold Finch
The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary geocaching project is an exciting partnership between New Jersey Audubon's Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary and The Northern New Jersey Cachers, who were consulted to help develop and implement the new Educational Geotrail.
The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, and Harding Township, NJ, has its beginnings in the 1965 donation of 125 acres by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scherman to the New Jersey Audubon Society. Later, in 1973 and 1975, Mr. G. Frederick Hoffman donated parcels of land. The Hoffman estate house and caretaker's house were added to the Sanctuary in 1981, at the time of Mr. Hoffman's death. This completed what is now the Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 276 acres of woodland, field, and floodplain habitat supporting over 200 species of wildlife over the course of a year.
GEOCACHING 101 & MEET AND GREET DATE/TIME:
SATURDAY MAY 31st, 2014 ~ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This event is a great chance for those who know nothing or little about Geocaching. Come learn an introduction into Geocaching basics 101, learn more advanced techniques from experienced Geocachers .
This event is open to the public to promote geocaching. New to Geocaching? Geocaching, a global game of treasure hunting using longitude and latitude coordinates, is a fun filled adventure for all ages. With a GPS receiver, and Internet, you are ready to explore and search for a "geocache".
Everyone is welcome to enjoy this hands on demonstration and experience this growing family activity. NNJC is offering this workshop to introduce new participants to the basics of geocaching and understand the geocaching website.
NNJC will instruct the basics needed to enjoy this eco-friendly sport including suggested equipment, the web site, how to search for a cache and types of caches. You will enjoy the thrill of the hunt but the real discovery is the countless locations of natural beauty and historical interest you will find that you never knew existed.
Meet and Greet ~ If you are a new geocacher or seasoned geocacher, come to meet and talk to your fellow geocachers! Come learn more about the sport of geocaching, learn rules for hiding a cache, get more out of your GPS, how to load pocket queries, learn about Travel Bugs, hear stories about favorite hikes and hides and share some of your experiences.
Those interested will be paired with an experienced geocacher volunteer to head out on the trail to learn how to find a geocache with your GPS.
The Northern New Jersey Cachers, NNJC is about promoting a quality caching experience in Northern New Jersey.For information on The Northern New Jersey Cachers group you can visit: www.nnjc.org.