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Happy Hobbies: Geocaching Adventures

Learn about hobbies that are easy to learn, inexpensive, and full of joy!

Geography Awareness Week is November 15-19, 2021 ___ GIS Day is November 17, 2021


Free Magazines

Read issues of Backpacker and more magazines about exploring the outdoors on the Flipster app!


Search the Academic Search Premier database for full text articles on the topic of geocaching.

Some notable reads are:

"Finding Their Way How Geocaching Is an Adventure for All, Including Teens"

"Geocaching: Finding Mathematics in a Global Treasure Hunt"

"Geocaching for Fun and Learning"

"How to Leverage Geocaching to Promote Park and Recreation Events"

"Unlocking Thinking Through and About GPS"

Florida Newspapers

Search the newspaper databases for articles detailing geocaching and actual experiences.

The Palm Beach Post: "Mother, daughter discover geocaching; 4-day treasure hunt planned at Jonathan Dickinson State Park"


"Geocaching is a type of global treasure hunt of people looking for caches, or hidden stashes of objects. Maps, notebooks, and GPS devices are all equipment for geocaching adventures. Participants use navigation skills to find hidden containers, or geocaches. The hobby has changed a little since its start in Oregon in 2000, when it was called geostashing. Geocaching was started by a group of people who were interested in technology and geography. They used GPS devices and the Internet to re-invent the older hobby of letterboxing. Letterboxing is a lot like geocaching, but the clues are provided in booklets or other printed material. Geocaching has evolved from a small hobby to huge, well-organized treasure hunts for people of every age and ability." - National Geographic



(1.) Pick an app and choose what device to put it on. In addition to the activity app you may want to install a "trails" or map app. (2.) Create an account. (3.) Make some choices about where you want to go and travel options. (4.) Pack up basic supplies including water, pen, log, etc. If part of the experience, don't forget the item you'll leave behind! (5.) Use the app to navigate and your phone or mobile device to navigate. If you have a GPS device bring that too. (6.) Find the geocache, "clue hunt," or letterbox. (7.) Share your experience.


Florida Info & Resources:

Geocaching Official Websites, Information, & Tips

Read On!