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Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences
DEEGS Creates Geocache

The Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences has created a geocache that can be found on campus.  Geocaching is an outdoor recreation activity where small waterproof containers (called ‘caches’) can be found using GPS (Global Positioning System) units or GPS-enabled phones.  It is a great activity because it costs little money, you get to be outside and learn basics of latitude and longitude, the fundamental basis for geography.     

Within each cache, users can sign a log book or may contain trinkets for keepsakes or trading.  Geocaches are placed in over 200 countries and caches range in size from micro-tubes (the size of a dime) to larger containers.  The geocache created by the DEEGS is average size and is named ‘Seward’s Folly.’  Those visiting the cache will receive a small prize provided by the DEEGS.  Please visit for more information about geocaching and how to find our cache.