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 http://www.geocaching.com for more information about geocaching and how to find our cache.