Geocaching 101 for Families

Learn about geocaching during an hour-long, free class on Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Eleanor Murphy Library.

Geocaching is a family-friendly, Internet-based, outdoor adventure game that uses a GPS-enabled device to find containers hidden just around the corner and all over the world. The class will be taught by Bobby Hall of North Alabama Geocachers Association. The class is recommended for ages 8 and older. Following the class, there will be an optional cache run so you can practice your new skills.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Brief history of the Global Positioning System
  • Description of geocaching
  • Types of caches
  • How to hide and find a cache
  • Basics of geocaching.com
  • Supplies to take on a cache run
  • Swag and trackables
  • Basic usage of a GPSr
  • Logging your adventures

Come learn about a fairly inexpensive hobby that you can enjoy and experience on your own, with your entire family, or a few geocaching friends… and enjoy exploring places you didn’t know existed or were too busy to stop and visit.

Questions? Contact Connie Chow at cchow [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-881-5620.

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