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Geocaching 101
Geocaching 101
Did you know that there are numerous geocaches in Rio Rancho? They are on our fields, trails, and in our parks! Geocaching is a fun activity that can be shared with the whole family! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find a geocache (container) hidden at that location. (www.geocaching.com).

Join us as we unravel the mystery of how a GPS unit works and the treasures you can find once you understand it. We’ll spend a short time going over rules, GPS
devices, caches, treasures, and more before discovering geocaches hidden throughout the park. We’ll cover the basics of geocaching, including what it is, how to do it, tricks of the trade and more. Bring your own GPS unit or download a GPS application to your smart-phone. We will provide a few for demonstration purposes or for you to borrow if you don’t have one.

You can log onto the web site www.geocaching.com to learn more about geocaching prior to the course.

September 13, November 15 and December 13
1:00 PM to 5:00 pm
Star Heights Recreation Center
Min: 7 Max: 15
Ages 10 to 17 years old need to be accompanied by a participating adult

For more information about geocaching call 505-891-7230 or check out the geocaching website: http://www.geocaching.com/