EcoCaching

15 09 2010
Geocache used in the Geocaching sport.

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That’s right, eco. This new type of geocaching highlights the features of a location to inspire conservation awareness among explorers. Each ecocache, or buried container located using a GPS device,  contains a description of the site’s importance and an object symbolic of the area. It may even contain instructions for an interactive, ec0-activity. This website, with amusing translation into English (“box made of glass because of rodent”), explains the basics.

It sounds like a great twist to an exciting hobby that’s growing all the time – an estimated 5 million people in the U.S. participate. To get started geocaching or to find locations near you, go to the clearinghouse website: Geochaching.com. And let me know what’s in the box, if you do.

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17 09 2010
Susan S.

I know a daughter of a friend who does this. It does sound like fun (and very time consuming). He says that it’s quite addictive. There are losts of spots in the Harrisburg/Lancaster area, where I am. However, it seems to me that the gas used to drive around to the locations is not very eco-friendly!

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