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Curing Cabin Fever V Geocaching Event - March 22

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 Are you itching to get outside? Do you want to get your kids unglued from the TV and video games? Come to the Curing Cabin Fever V Geocaching Event (GC44XF3P) on March 22, 2014 at Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center located at 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson, IL

  • What is Geocaching?

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    Some folks are versed in Geocaching while others don’t even know how to pronounce it. For those not familiar, it’s pronounced (JEE-oh-CASh-ing). It is a high-tech treasure hunt using a hand-held Global Positioning System receiver (GPSr) to find a treasure or cache. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little monetary value. 

  • Event Schedule

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    This free event is geared towards beginners, however all levels are welcome. Call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 ext. 116 to register. You don’t need to own a GPSr, you can borrow one of ours for the day. If you do bring your own, please be sure to have your cable to connect to the computer for downloading cache locations. Come and be prepared to cure your Cabin Fever.


    We also need experienced geocachers to volunteer and help us with the field practice. If you would like to volunteer either call or let us know when you log in.

    Event Schedule

     

    10 am – Noon - Meet and Greet at the Heirloom Market/Café, 2200 Illinois 84, Thomson, IL 61252

    12:30pm – 1:45pm - Introduction to Geocaching - Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center
    7071 Riverview Road, Thomson, IL 61285

    What is Geocaching?
    Who Geocaches?
    What do you need to go Geocaching?
    Where to find Geocaches
    Why (do over 6 million people worldwide participate in) GeoCaching?
    What does a Geocache look like?
    What's in a Geocache? / Trackables
    Types of Geocaches
    Who hides Geocaches?
    Getting started with Geocaching.com
    What to do when you find a Geocache?
    Tips for your First Geocaching Outing
    How Geocachers Give Back
    Global Positioning System (GPS) Basics
    What is a GPS , What is a GPS Receiver (GPSr) and how do they work
    Geocaching with your Smartphone

    1:45 – 3:30 Let’s go geocaching
    Participants will head out in search for hidden treasures. Some will be temporary hides for the event and some will be actual geocaches that can be logged as a find.


     

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  • Wanted

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     Experienced Geocachers to volunteer for the field practice portion of the class. When you log to attend, include that you would like to volunteer and send an email to Pam_Steinhaus@fws.gov 

  • Sign Up to attend

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     You can sign up through the geocaching.com website by "log your visit"; "will attend" or call the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at: 815-273-2732 ext. 116.
    Be sure to include how many geocachers are coming with you - we want to be prepared!

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014
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