Geocaching Day 2010

On May 22, 2010 we will host our second annual DEN Geocaching Day! Every Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 22 and have some fun geocaching as you connect with your fellow educators one more time before the summer. Do you want to join us?

For muggles (non-geocachers) and pros alike, STAR Discovery Educators will host a series of webinars in May to get us ready. The webinars will answer the basic questions of “What is gecoaching?” and “How do I get started?” as well as emphasize the curricular connections of geocaching.

This year, we’re offering two different webinars:

Geocaching 101
Monday, May 3 @ 7pm ET (Presented by STAR Jim Clark. Resources from the webinar.)
Thursday, May 13 @ 7pm ET (Presented by STAR Bridget Belardi. Resources from the webinar.)

Curricular Connections of Geocaching
Thursday, May 6 @ 7pm ET (Presented by STAR Conni Mulligan. Conni’s presentation.)
Monday, May 19 @ 7pm ET (Presented by STAR Tom Turner. Registration link)

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.

For groups that register (i.e., those that have a DEN guide to lead them and have filled out the short form), we will help you out with lunch and send a special DEN geocoin your way.

Here are the current sites with DEN Guides. If you’d like to attend one of these events, contact the DEN Guide listed.

Batesville, AR
DEN Guide: Karen Wells
Register here.

Lake Wales, FL
DEN Guide: Cathy Hammel

Cedar Rapids, IA
DEN Guide: Jane Suiter

Bourbonnais, IL
DEN Guide: Tracy Selock
Register here.

Olathe, KS
DEN Guide: Amy Cordova
Register here.

Wichita, KS
DEN Guide: Jim Clark
Register here.

Shreveport, LA
DEN Guide: Susan Tompkins

Pocomoke City, MD
DEN Guides: Chris Cuppett and Karen Apolenis
Register here.

Battle Creek, MI
DEN Guide: John Phillips
Register here.

West Bloomfield, MI
DEN Guide: Cindy Carson
Register here.

Goldsboro, NC
DEN Guide: Lee Yahnker

New Bern, NC
DEN Guide: Kelly Hines
Register here.

Pisgah Forest, NC
DEN Guide: Conni Mulligan
Register here.

Williamson, NY
DEN Guide: Heidi Montondo

Bushy Run Battlefield, PA
DEN Guide: Linda Michael
Register here.

Grove City, PA
DEN Guide: Jan Abernethy
Register here.

Kennett Square, PA
DEN Guide: Robin Martin

Allentown, PA
DEN Guide: Chris Champion
Register here.

Charleston, SC
DEN Guide: Jessica Donaldson and Amy Dent
Register here.

Carrollton/Dallas, TX
DEN Guide: Laura Gonzalez
Register here.

Houston, TX
DEN Guide: Adalia Davis
Register here.

Pearland, Alvin, Manvel TX
DEN Guide: Mark Dunk
Register here.

Richland, WA
DEN Guide: Julie Lowery