People all over the world are discovering a new favorite hobby in geocaching, described as a “high-tech game of hide and seek.” With only a simple GPS device, participants can navigate to hidden caches tucked away in interesting places all over the world-including two right on Treehaven property.
The weekend of Oct. 27-28, join geocaching expert Dan Haack for an introduction to this addicting pastime. While enjoying Treehaven’s 1,400 beautiful acres of woods and streams, Dan will teach participants what geocaching is, how to find a cache, how they can hide caches of their own, and how to have their cache’s location published online so others can look for it.
Dan Haack is involved in the Boy Scouts of America, overseeing all of Advancement for Samoset Council in North central Wisconsin. He started geocaching in 2009 when the Boy Scouts created a Geocaching Merit Badge, and has since hosted numerous events to bring area geocachers together to meet and talk about their adventures. As of spring 2012, Dan has found more than 1,300 geocaches in six different categories and hidden 142 geocaches of his own, all of which remain active.
Those planning to attend are advised to bring their own GPS device or GPS-ready smart phone; please indicate on the registration form what brand of device is used and whether or not they are already familiar with its use.
Registration for the workshop is due Oct. 19. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. Saturday through noon Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at Treehaven Campus UWSP-College of Natural Resources, W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd., Tomahawk. For more information or to register, call (715) 453-4106; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or log on to www.uwsp.edu/cnr/treehaven and click on “Public Programs Calendar.”