On May 30, 2009 we will host our first-ever DEN Geocaching Day! Every STAR Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 30 and have some fun geocaching. Do you want to join us?
For muggles (non-geocachers) and pros alike, STAR Discovery Educators Bridget Belardi and Conni Mulligan will host a “Geocaching 101″ webinar to get us ready. The webinar will answer the basic questions of “What is geoaching?” and “How do I get started?” as well as emphasize the curricular connections of geocaching.
The webinar will be offered three times:
- Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (7 PM EDT)
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (7 PM EDT)
- Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (7 PM EDT)
So now that you have a resource to get you started, what exactly will the day look like? Well, we have a group of DEN Guides (experienced geocachers) who have agreed to host events in their areas. If you would like to be a DEN Guide and organize an event in your area, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can join one of the DEN Guides or if there isn’t an event in your area, we encourage you to form a group (and let us know) and give geocaching a try for the day.
For groups that register with me (i.e., those that have a DEN guide to lead them), we will help you out with lunch, send a special DEN travel bug your way and provide you with some prizes for the day.
Here are the current sites with DEN Guides. If you’d like to attend one of these events send an email to the DEN Guide listed.
Ooraminna Bush Camp in the Australian Outback
DEN Guide: Jennifer Jensen
Sorry, registration for this one is closed
DEN Guide: Angie Wulff
Lake Wales, FL
DEN Guide: Cathy Hammel
Palm Beach, FL
DEN Guide: Dawn DeWitt
Cedar Rapids, IA
DEN Guide: Jane Suiter
DEN Guide: Steve Dembo
DEN Guide: Jim Clark
DEN Guide: Louise Prejean
Ocean City, MD
DEN Guide: Chris Cuppett
DEN Guide: Pam Shoemaker
DEN Guide: Conni Mulligan
DEN Guide: Lee Yahnker
DEN Guide: Jennifer Gingerich
DEN Guide: Linda Michael
DEN Guide: Lori Sheldon
DEN Guide: Sue Allen
DEN Guide: Bridget Belardi
DEN Guide: Donna Teuber
Angleton-Brazosport-West Columbia, TX
DEN Guide: Shirley Phillips
DEN Guide: Mark Dunk
DEN Guide: Martha Thornburgh
No matter if you are going with a group or venturing out on your own, add your name to the list of DEN Geocachers. You might see someone in your area with whom you can connect. And if you do form a group, let me know (email@example.com).