Today, I received the following email from geocaching.com. It seems that Earthcaching is celebrating a birthday! Since Earthcaching is such an educational experience, I felt it a great connection to educaching. If you have not already, watch the linked video, then try an Earthcache of your own...who knows what rich geological treasures await you and your students nearby your school!
"For a decade, EarthCaches have delivered adventurers to the tops of mountains, to strange and unusual rock formations and into the steaming, bubbling processes that created the Earth—all without a geocache container. Instead, geocachers must use their geological detective skills to uncover the answers to specific questions about the location.
EarthCaching in 6 Bullet Points:
- 16,600 active EarthCaches worldwide (there's probably one near you)
- The first EarthCache was published on January 10, 2004
- Partnership with the Geological Society of America
- Found more often and receive more favorite points than average geocaches
- There are more than 100 events worldwide celebrating EarthCaching’s 10 years
Join the celebration! Watch this video*for an EarthCaching experience, then go out and find one of your own."
*Note: NO cache containers were harmed in the making of this video.
Happy New Year,
Jason and the Educaching Team