Geocaching as a Teaching Tool

Download Geocaching as a Teaching Tool

Post on 10-Jan-2016

29 views

Category:

Documents

2 download

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

2007 MSC Inservice Training in Environmental Science Session 2 Prof. William Snyder, Environmental Science. Geocaching as a Teaching Tool. http://www.geocaching.com/. What is Geocaching?. What is Geocaching? A geo-referenced treasure hunt using:. What is Geocaching? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

TRANSCRIPT

  • 2007 MSC Inservice Training inEnvironmental ScienceSession 2Prof. William Snyder, Environmental ScienceGeocaching as a Teaching Tool

  • http://www.geocaching.com/

  • What is Geocaching?

  • What is Geocaching?

    A geo-referenced treasure hunt using:

  • What is Geocaching?

    A geo-referenced treasure hunt using:a) GPS receivers

  • What is Geocaching?

    A geo-referenced treasure hunt using:a) GPS receiversb) internet databases

  • What is Geocaching?

    A geo-referenced treasure hunt using:a) GPS receiversb) internet databases

    Geocaching involves:

  • What is Geocaching?

    Geocaching involves:a) locating local, available caches

  • What is Geocaching?

    Geocaching involves:a) locating local, available cachesb) downloading waypoints and descriptions

  • What is Geocaching?

    Geocaching involves:a) locating local, available cachesb) downloading waypoints and descriptionsc) using a GPS receiver and maps to find the cache

  • What is Geocaching?

    Geocaching involves:a) locating local, available cachesb) downloading waypoints and descriptionsc) using a GPS receiver and maps to find the cached) signing the cached log and swapping treasures*

  • What is Geocaching?

    Geocaching involves:a) locating local, available cachesb) downloading waypoints and descriptionsc) using a GPS receiver and maps to find the cached) signing the cached log and swapping treasures*e) logging your find on the Geocaching website

  • What are the rewards of Geocaching?

  • What are the rewards of Geocaching?

    a) the TREASURE!!!

  • What are the rewards of Geocaching?

    a) the TREASURE!!!b) finding a deliberately hidden item

  • What are the rewards of Geocaching?

    a) the TREASURE!!!b) finding a deliberately hidden itemc) solving a riddle

  • What are the rewards of Geocaching?

    a) the TREASURE!!!b) finding a deliberately hidden itemc) solving a riddled) finding unique areas and features which are easily overlooked

  • How can Geocaching be a teaching tool?

  • How can Geocaching be a teaching tool?A. GPS skills

  • How can Geocaching be a teaching tool?A. GPS skillsB. Computer/internet skills

  • How can Geocaching be a teaching tool?A. GPS skillsB. Computer/internet skillsC. Geospatial skills

  • How can Geocaching be a teaching tool?A. GPS skillsB. Computer/internet skillsC. Geospatial skillsD. Orienteering skills

  • How can Geocaching be a teaching tool?A. GPS skillsB. Computer/internet skillsC. Geospatial skillsD. Orienteering skillsE. Field skills

  • How can Geocaching be a teaching tool?A. GPS skillsB. Computer/internet skillsC. Geospatial skillsD. Orienteering skillsE. Field skillsF. Intrinsic reward system

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of Caches

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of CachesA. Traditional Cache

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of CachesA. Traditional Cache1. Micro Cache

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of CachesA. Traditional Cache1. Micro CacheB. Multi-Stage Cache

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of CachesA. Traditional Cache1. Micro CacheB. Multi-Stage CacheC. Mystery or Puzzle Cache

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of CachesA. Traditional Cache1. Micro CacheB. Multi-Stage CacheC. Mystery or Puzzle CacheD. Virtual Cache

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of CachesA. Traditional Cache1. Micro CacheB. Multi-Stage CacheC. Mystery or Puzzle CacheD. Virtual CacheE. Earth Cache

  • So what exactly are we looking for?

    Types of CachesA. Traditional Cache1. Micro CacheB. Multi-Stage CacheC. Mystery or Puzzle CacheD. Virtual CacheE. Earth CacheF. Letter Boxing

  • Finding a Geocache

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started1. create an account

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started1. create an account2. FAQ

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started1. create an account2. FAQ3. picking and finding a cache

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started1. create an account2. FAQ3. picking and finding a cache4. seeking a cache

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started1. create an account2. FAQ3. picking and finding a cache4. seeking a cache5. maintaining a nearest cache page

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

    B. Some finding tricks

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

    B. Some finding tricks1. use map resources to plan your approach

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

    B. Some finding tricks1. use map resources to plan your approach2. ID ground zero; work out from there

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

    B. Some finding tricks1. use map resources to plan your approach2. ID ground zero; work out from there3. know what you are looking for

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

    B. Some finding tricks1. use map resources to plan your approach2. ID ground zero; work out from there3. know what you are looking for4. read previous finders logs (spoilers!)

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

    B. Some finding tricks1. use map resources to plan your approach2. ID ground zero; work out from there3. know what you are looking for4. read previous finders logs (spoilers!)5. rely on the additional hints clue

  • Finding a Geocache

    A. Getting started

    B. Some finding tricks1. use map resources to plan your approach2. ID ground zero; work out from there3. know what you are looking for4. read previous finders logs (spoilers!)5. rely on the additional hints clue6. think like a hider

  • Hiding a Geocache

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. where do you want to place it?

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. where do you want to place it?2. why are you placing it here?

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. where do you want to place it?2. why are you placing it here?3. what type of cache do you want to place?

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. 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

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. 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 opportunitiesa. historical/natural significance

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. 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 opportunitiesa. historical/natural significanceb. problem solving requirements

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. 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 opportunitiesa. historical/natural significanceb. problem solving requirementsexample 1

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. 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 opportunitiesa. historical/natural significanceb. problem solving requirementsexample 1example 2

  • Hiding a Geocache

    A. cache hiding guidelines (MUST READ!!)

    B. cache reporting

    C. planning1. 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 opportunitiesa. historical/natural significanceb. problem solving requirementsexample 1example 2D. watching a cache

  • And one little reminder:

  • And one little reminder:

    Geocaching is often a wilderness experience!

  • And one little reminder:

    Geocaching is often a wilderness experience!

    Be Prepared!

  • And one little reminder:

    Geocaching is often a wilderness experience!

    Be Prepared!

    -- spare batteries-- topo map-- compass-- water-- bug spray

  • AND ALWAYS, PRACTICE