Posted by: Stefan Anderson | November 3, 2012

GeoHunt – Conserve School Style!

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This past week I had the privilege of sharing my love of Geocaching with Conserve School students during Field Instruction class. Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to find objects based on their longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates. Often the objects are small containers or “caches” with logbooks and trinkets. In our exercise the goal was to find and identify “creatures” that I had placed in the woods near the Lowenstine Academic Building. The students were given a sheet with GPS coordinates. After arriving at the designated coordinates students then needed to search and find the creatures, write down a description of them, and make a more accurate GPS measurement of each creatures location. As an added incentive students received raffle tickets based on the number of creatures they found and for those who found all the creatures, completing the task first. Students could use their raffle tickets for a chance at some silly prizes.

~Stefan Anderson
Head of School


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