Geocaching

A Tucson Tradition

 Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s format, content, personality and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache. Educational Geocaching involves students in seeking information that will help them to solve the mystery of where a geocache is located and what to do with the treasures they find. 



Discovery Education Star STAR Events will lead you through the steps necessary to understand how to

  • •    Find geocaches
  • •    Make your own cache
  • •    Construct a standards-based activity that will engage your students
  • •    Consider application of GPS technology for lessons on distance, area, perimeter, marking and tracking 
  • Access educator Resources

Up-Coming Event:  April 22, 2010 Downtown TucsonThe Discovery Education Network Star Educators from the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent’s Regional Support Center invite you to a special weekday event to introduce you to the fun, adventure, and classroom application of GPS, GIS, and location-based learning. Come walk with us to explore Tucson with a different purpose and orientation.

Thursday, April 22 from 4:30 – 7:00

La Placita Village

(Meet downtown in front of the TCC Music Hall fountain)

Cost: FREEWhat you need: hat, sunglasses, good walking shoesWhat you could bring if you have one: a GPS for hikingTo register visit: http://www.pimarsc.org