Earthcaching is a new way of learning about the earth. Like geocaching it uses GPS techology and smartphones to locate the site of interest where some questions can be answered to ‘log’ the site. Unlike geocaching there are no objects to be found.
The most exciting way to learn about the Earth and its processes is to get into the outdoors and experience it first-hand. Visiting an Earthcache is a great outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy. An Earthcache is a special place that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature or aspect of our Earth. Earthcaches include a set of educational notes and the details about where to find the location (latitude and longitude). Visitors to Earthcaches can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage the resources and how scientists gather evidence to learn about the Earth. To find out more click HERE.
Two earthcaches have been set in the Fossil Grove – one in the quarry area (accessible at all times) and one in the building (accessible when open).
Quarry earthcache link: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC84PHN
Fossil grove earthcache (inside building)