Geo-Caching and Interpretation

The holidays are happening and sometimes I’m at a loss on what to write, but after listening to a geocache aficionado discuss the joys of finding that hidden treasure the other day, I had a question to all those interpreters out there: “Are there sites or projects using geocaching in their interpretive practices?”

What I’m really hoping is that, in the comments section, interpreters will leave ideas based on some of their models. I’m certainly not sure this will work–but it depends on our Sunny Southeast folks to help out and give us some fresh new perspectives.

Just what is geocaching in case you’ve been tucked away working on more traditional interpretation ideas for the last few years?

From “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 the geocache (container) hidden at that location.”

The idea of geocaching just seems to enticing not to be using–what better way to have visitors explore than to put down a line of breadcrumbs located at important locations around a site and then fill containers with bits of interpretive goodness?

Anyway, please take a moment to share your geocaching successes–and failures–with everyone.

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