On a Long Road Trip? Try Geocaching!
by Taylor Lovejoy
I lived in Chicago for a few years and while there I made a ton of friends, ate all of the pizza, and learned how to geocache. Geocaching is a worldwide scavenger hunt. It can be as simple or as challenging as you want it to be: Download the app, grab a couple of friends, and hit the road on an adventure!
When I first learned about Geocaching, I was on a road trip with some friends. We were stuck in a car for hours on one of the most perfect spring days until a friend suggested pulling over to stretch. He pulled out his phone and opened the Geocaching app. A handful of green pins popped up across the screen identifying all the caches around us. We then embarked on an (unplanned) hour long pit stop scavenger hunt. Whether you’re stuck in a car or having a picnic in the park, Geocaching allows you to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head out on an adventure!
The Jim Henson Company launched the Dinosaur Train GeoTour with the help of PBS stations, museums, and families across the United States. Each cache features a Dinosaur Train dinosaur with information about its species. Dinosaur Train encourages audiences to explore their surroundings and learn about the natural world in their own neighborhood. What a better way to do that than Geocaching!
Beginning June 19th, join us for the Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker Summer Challenge, featuring Geocaching, on the Dinosaur Train Facebook page. Get outside, get into nature, and make your own discoveries!
Do you have a favorite Geocaching memory?