GPS Geocaching

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
ESL, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Full Day, Morning

In this program, students will become familiar with GPS units by using them to find geocaches on the Kortright Centre property. The students will learn about GPS technology, its history and how it is used. The students will also learn about the different kinds of geocaches such as an earthcache, a mulitcache and even a puzzlecache.

high school students use GPS unit to find geocache

Students will be divided into groups to successfully complete the exercises. Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Full or half day, available all year.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Geography: Spatial Geography – Grade 11 (Open) Concepts and Processes; Grade 12 (U & C Prep.) Spatial Technologies in Action