On January 23rd, we will put on our first “Geocaching 101 for Tweeps” event. Did you get a new GPSr for Christmas and want to find out more about geocaching? Maybe you’ve had one for a while and want to explore geocaching? Maybe you don’t even have a GPSr and just want to find out more about finding Tupperware in the woods (or in the city)!

In case you don’t know anything about geocaching, this is what Groundspeak has to say:

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

At the event we’ll introduce you to the basics of geocaching, show you where to find out about geocaches and how to read cache pages. We’ll show you a number of different cache containers. We’ll introduce you to finding geocaches with yourGPSr. We’ll talk about geocaching etiquette. And finally, we’ll hunt for some real caches in the Pacific Spirit Park.

If you’re interested in coming, please fill out the form below. To keep the group manageable, it will be limited to 20 spaces.

Date: 23 January 2010, Rain or shine
Time: 10am
Place: Pacific Spirit Park, park at lot just off 16th Ave.

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