2007 MSC Inservice Training in Environmental Science Session 2 Prof. William Snyder, Environmental Science Geocaching as a Teaching Tool

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> 2007 MSC Inservice Training in Environmental Science Session 2 Prof. William Snyder, Environmental Science Geocaching as a Teaching Tool </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> http://www.geocaching.com/ </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> A geo-referenced treasure hunt using: </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? A geo-referenced treasure hunt using: a) GPS receivers </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? A geo-referenced treasure hunt using: a) GPS receivers b) internet databases </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? A geo-referenced treasure hunt using: a) GPS receivers b) internet databases Geocaching involves: </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? Geocaching involves: a) locating local, available caches </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? Geocaching involves: a) locating local, available caches b) downloading waypoints and descriptions </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? Geocaching involves: a) locating local, available caches b) downloading waypoints and descriptions c) using a GPS receiver and maps to find the cache </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? Geocaching involves: a) locating local, available caches b) downloading waypoints and descriptions c) using a GPS receiver and maps to find the cache d) signing the cached log and swapping treasures* </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> What is Geocaching? Geocaching involves: a) locating local, available caches b) downloading waypoints and descriptions c) using a GPS receiver and maps to find the cache d) signing the cached log and swapping treasures* e) logging your find on the Geocaching website </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> What are the rewards of Geocaching? </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> a) the TREASURE!!! </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> What are the rewards of Geocaching? a) the TREASURE!!! b) finding a deliberately hidden item </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> What are the rewards of Geocaching? a) the TREASURE!!! b) finding a deliberately hidden item c) solving a riddle </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> What are the rewards of Geocaching? a) the TREASURE!!! b) finding a deliberately hidden item c) solving a riddle d) finding unique areas and features which are easily overlooked </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> How can Geocaching be a teaching tool? </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> A. GPS skills </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> How can Geocaching be a teaching tool? A. GPS skills B. Computer/internet skills </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> How can Geocaching be a teaching tool? A. GPS skills B. Computer/internet skills C. Geospatial skills </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> How can Geocaching be a teaching tool? A. GPS skills B. Computer/internet skills C. Geospatial skills D. Orienteering skills </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> How can Geocaching be a teaching tool? A. GPS skills B. Computer/internet skills C. Geospatial skills D. Orienteering skills E. Field skills </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> How can Geocaching be a teaching tool? A. GPS skills B. Computer/internet skills C. Geospatial skills D. Orienteering skills E. Field skills F. Intrinsic reward system </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Types of Caches </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? Types of Caches A. Traditional Cache </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? Types of Caches A. Traditional Cache 1. Micro Cache </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? Types of Caches A. Traditional Cache 1. Micro Cache B. Multi-Stage Cache </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? Types of Caches A. Traditional Cache 1. Micro Cache B. Multi-Stage Cache C. Mystery or Puzzle Cache </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? Types of Caches A. Traditional Cache 1. Micro Cache B. Multi-Stage Cache C. Mystery or Puzzle Cache D. Virtual Cache </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? Types of Caches A. Traditional Cache 1. Micro Cache B. Multi-Stage Cache C. Mystery or Puzzle Cache D. Virtual Cache E. Earth Cache </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> So what exactly are we looking for? Types of Caches A. Traditional Cache 1. Micro Cache B. Multi-Stage Cache C. Mystery or Puzzle Cache D. Virtual Cache E. Earth Cache F. Letter Boxing </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> A. Getting started </li> <li> Slide 36 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started 1. create an accountcreate an account </li> <li> Slide 37 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started 1. create an accountcreate an account 2. FAQFAQ </li> <li> Slide 38 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started 1. create an accountcreate an account 2. FAQFAQ 3. picking and finding a cachepicking and finding a cache </li> <li> Slide 39 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started 1. create an accountcreate an account 2. FAQFAQ 3. picking and finding a cachepicking and finding a cache 4. seeking a cacheseeking a cache </li> <li> Slide 40 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started 1. create an accountcreate an account 2. FAQFAQ 3. picking and finding a cachepicking and finding a cache 4. seeking a cacheseeking a cache 5. maintaining a nearest cache pagenearest cache </li> <li> Slide 41 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started B. Some finding tricks </li> <li> Slide 42 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started B. Some finding tricks 1. use map resources to plan your approach </li> <li> Slide 43 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started B. Some finding tricks 1. use map resources to plan your approach 2. ID ground zero; work out from there </li> <li> Slide 44 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started B. Some finding tricks 1. use map resources to plan your approach 2. ID ground zero; work out from there 3. know what you are looking for </li> <li> Slide 45 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started B. Some finding tricks 1. use map resources to plan your approach 2. ID ground zero; work out from there 3. know what you are looking for 4. read previous finders logs (spoilers!) </li> <li> Slide 46 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started B. Some finding tricks 1. use map resources to plan your approach 2. ID ground zero; work out from there 3. know what you are looking for 4. read previous finders logs (spoilers!) 5. rely on the additional hints clueadditional hints </li> <li> Slide 47 </li> <li> Finding a Geocache A. Getting started B. Some finding tricks 1. use map resources to plan your approach 2. ID ground zero; work out from there 3. know what you are looking for 4. read previous finders logs (spoilers!) 5. rely on the additional hints clueadditional hints 6. think like a hider </li> <li> Slide 48 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache </li> <li> Slide 49 </li> <li> A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines </li> <li> Slide 50 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting </li> <li> Slide 51 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning </li> <li> Slide 52 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? </li> <li> Slide 53 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? </li> <li> Slide 54 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? 3. what type of cache do you want to place? </li> <li> Slide 55 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? 3. what type of cache do you want to place? educational opportunities </li> <li> Slide 56 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? 3. what type of cache do you want to place? educational opportunities a. historical/natural significance </li> <li> Slide 57 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? 3. what type of cache do you want to place? educational opportunities a. historical/natural significance b. problem solving requirements </li> <li> Slide 58 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? 3. what type of cache do you want to place? educational opportunities a. historical/natural significance b. problem solving requirements example 1 </li> <li> Slide 59 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? 3. what type of cache do you want to place? educational opportunities a. historical/natural significance b. problem solving requirements example 1example 2 </li> <li> Slide 60 </li> <li> Hiding a Geocache A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)guidelines B. cache reportingreporting C. planning 1. where do you want to place it? 2. why are you placing it here? 3. what type of cache do you want to place? educational opportunities a. historical/natural significance b. problem solving requirements example 1example 2 D. watching a cachecache </li> <li> Slide 61 </li> <li> And one little reminder: </li> <li> Slide 62 </li> <li> Geocaching is often a wilderness experience! </li> <li> Slide 63 </li> <li> And one little reminder: Geocaching is often a wilderness experience! Be Prepared! </li> <li> Slide 64 </li> <li> And one little reminder: Geocaching is often a wilderness experience! Be Prepared! -- spare batteries -- topo map -- compass -- water -- bug spray </li> <li> Slide 65 </li> <li> AND ALWAYS, PRACTICE </li> </ul>