Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device (smart phone) and other navigational techniques to hide and seek ‘containers’ (physical or virtual), called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
There are nearly 2,000 geocaches in Calgary and over 3,000,000 in the world.
With the success of the Geocaching 101 course held during March and April, the new geocachers have decided they would like to do more geocaching and with others. As a result, CALL is starting a Geocaching Interest Group (GIG) .
GIG would have several purposes:
• To offer a mechanism to bring together novice and experienced geocachers within the CALL membership.
• To plan and host monthly video-conferencing meetings where people can learn about geocaching, share geocaching experiences and ask/answer questions related to geocaching.
• To organize geocaching field trips within the government health regulations.
• To prompt the interesting outdoor recreational activity of geocaching to seniors for their enjoyment and more importantly for their mental and physical well-being.
|Time:||7:00 - 8:30 PM login 10 min prior to meeting|
|Dates:||May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13|
|If you would like to know more and/or become a member of GIG, please contact the facilitator on the Register link.|
Images Courtesy of R. Marshall
**You must be a member of CALL to register**