Learn geocaching Oct 8

Did you know that there’s a secret treasure hunt going on right now all around you? It’s happening in your parks, in your downtown, in your shopping centers and maybe even in your yard. It’s called geocaching, and it’s a growing phenomenon across the country.

Geocache players use hand-held GPS devices to try to find containers, called geocaches, that have been hidden by other players at various locations. They then share their experiences online. It’s a fun outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Avid local geocachers Kyle Schmitz and Vanessa Theel will offer “Intro to Geocaching” from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Schmitz, a student at UW-Oshkosh, and Theel, who attends Dordt College in Iowa, will explain how geocaching works and will guide participants through a mini game right at the library. Handheld GPS units will be available at the session, but participants also can bring their own. Groups may venture outside the library to hunt for their geocaches, so participants should dress comfortably and warmly.

The class is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Registration not required.

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