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Geocaching for Teens. presented by Jennifer Dudley and Priscilla Suarez. The intentions of this program are to help you provide teens with a background on the popular sport of Geocaching, which is a modern hide-and-seek game savvy teens are sure to love. . Hide and Seek.

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geocaching for teens

Geocaching for Teens

presented by

Jennifer Dudley and Priscilla Suarez


The intentions of this program are to help you provide teens with a background on the popular sport of Geocaching, which is a modern hide-and-seek game savvy teens are sure to love. 

hide and seek
Hide and Seek

Geocaching is a sporting activity that takes place outdoors and uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches") anywhere in the world.

gps navigation device
GPS Navigation Device

In civilian terms, a GPS device obtains signals from a Global

Positioning System for many purposes, such as for:

  • maps
  • walking or driving directions to random locations
  • traffic conditions
  • popular destinations (restaurants, stores, etc.)
  • alternative routes
types of gps devices
Types of GPS Devices

Hand Held Receivers

Outdoor Receivers

Sports Receivers

Cell Phone GPS

geocaching apps for gps enabled phones
Geocaching Apps for GPS Enabled Phones

Geocaching Toolkit iCGT


Seek Cache


geocaching is similar to
Geocaching is similar to…
  • benchmarking
  • trigpointing
  • orienteering
  • treasure-hunting
  • letterboxing
  • waymarking

Geocaches are usually waterproof containers containing a log book and a “treasure”. The “treasure” is not actually something the finder will keep. It is sometimes of sentimental value to the owner and has a story behind it.

typical geocaches
Typical Geocaches
  • Traditional: Must include a logbook of some sort.
  • Multi-cache: After finding the first cache, the seeker will find coordinates for other caches…a log book will be found at the last cache.
  • Mystery: The seeker will have to solve a puzzle to find the coordinates of this cache.
some geocaching terms
Some Geocaching Terms

BYOP: Bring Your Own Pencil to fill out the logbook.

Cache: Short for geocache.

CITO: Cache In Trash environmental approach to geocaching, cleaning up the

are you have visited.

Ground Zero (GZ): When you have reached the location of a cache.

Muggle: Taken from the Harry Potter series, refers to someone who’s not a geocacher.

TFTC: Thanks For The Cache. Usually written into the logbook when a geocacher

enjoyed the cache.

crafts personalized geocaches
Crafts: Personalized Geocaches

Provide teens with old containers (Pringles pop cans, peanut butter jars, etc) and have them decorate with glitter, permanent markers, and tempera paint.

crafts log books
Crafts: Log Books

Decorate notebooks using old magazines, construction paper, glue, glitter, paint, etc. These books will serve as their personal log book / journal for keeping track of their geocaching experiences.

web based activities
Web-Based Activities
  • <>

Catch and release books from all over the world at this online community.

  • Google Sight Seeing <>

Because most of us can’t afford to travel all over the world, this site provides us with visual images recommended by other Google earth users.

  • Where’s George <>

This is a fun website where anyone can log on to track where their money has come and gone.

guest speakers
Guest Speakers

- Local Geocachers- Chamber of Commerce- Nature Centers

- Local Traveling Agencies

- Librarians to book talk

related books available

at the library.

songs and audio recordings
Songs and Audio Recordings
  • “Born to be Wild” on Easy Rider by Steppenwolf
  • “Drive My Car” on Rubber Soul by The Beatles 
  • “Interstate Love Song” on Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
  • “I’ve Been Everywhere” on Unchained by Johnny Cash
  • “Slow Ride” on Fool for the City by Foghat
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Want a copy of this presentation?

It will be included in the 2012 Texas Teens Read Manual.

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