Geocaching in the Classroom

Educational treasure hunting

What is Geocaching?

Searching for buried treasure, deciphering a map, and encountering mysterious clues along the way—sound like fun? It’s geocaching, a cool new activity that offers all the outdoor adventure and intriguing pursuit of a traditional treasure hunt, with a high-tech twist: Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Armed with these tracking devices, enthusiastic participants hide and seek “caches” all over the world. If you’re looking to create a high-impact lesson—and don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty—consider geocaching. Few learning tools could be more appealing to kids.