The environment wins big when geocachers attend Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events. But now a group of Texas, USA geocachers are winning for their cleanup efforts. Travis Gilbert (SKnight579) organized the Permian Basin Cachers Association CITO Events. Travis says, “We are a smaller group of cachers (around about 30) in the middle of nowhere out in West Texas.” “A smaller group” with a big agenda to pick up trash. They’ve adopted two sites and pledged to clear trash from those areas on a regular basis. One site is a stretch of four lane highway and another is a location [...]
Teachers are using geocaching to take their lesson plans out of the classroom and into the real world. Students learn about GPS technology, navigation, spatial concepts, math and more through geocaching. Watch how one teacher from McKinney, Texas, USA employees geocaching to educate her students about science. The Lost & Found video takes you along during a typical school day as Mrs. Burford’s elementary school class learns through geocaching. You can find even more resources for educators in our GPS in Education Forum. Watch all the Lost & Found videos highlighting unique geocachers and the worldwide adventure of geocaching.
Inventor Mikal Hart shifts geocaching in reverse. Hart’s “Reverse Geocaching Puzzle Box” is a locked box that needs you to deliver it to a secret location. The box won’t unlock until you take it to this pre-programmed destination. The GPS-enabled box presents users with a deceivingly simple button and a small display. You press the button and the display reads a distance. Players only have 50 chances to move the box to the correct location before the box locks forever. There are many more geocaching adventures. Take a look at all the Lost & Found videos here.
I hope you’re blown away by the Lost & Found teaser video we posted in this blogging blast. Literally, I hope hurricane force winds of amazement shifted you from your seat in jaw-dropping anticipation of what’s to come. Ok. I’m just hearing this now. Alright. This just in. Our lawyers say we’re not liable for any “shifting,” femoral breakage or injuries incurred while watching said video, or “hurricane force winds of amazement.” Where were they when I almost snapped my femur on a shoot in Texas? Now, traditional behind the scenes blogs may not take you to the moment before [...]
I’ve thought about how to rule the universe since I started writing this sentence. I’m therefore an expert. I believe it takes only four types of people. (Are you writing notes?) 1) The Genius 2) The Champion 3) The Mad Scientist and 4) People Who Really Really Like Each Other We’re traveling around the world shooting videos showcasing the best of geocaching. On a trip to Texas to shoot video for Geocaching.com’s Lost and Found stories, we met all four types of people. Watch out universe. The genius is Mikal Hart. He invented a device that’ll change the face of [...]
Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box
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