Join us for a Day High-tech Outdoor Fun!

 

The North Carolina Arboretum invites visitors to explore natural beauty in a new way through its geocaching High-Tech Treasure Hunt on November 1, 2014 in celebration of Geocaching Day.

While geocaching is no longer permitted within Bent Creek Experimental Forest, special use permits allow The N.C. Arboretum’s staff to place caches within the Arboretum’s property for visitors to find.

Several of these caches are currently placed within the Arboretum, and on Geocaching Day visitors are welcome to seek five new traditional geocaches that have found a home on the property. Seasoned geocachers with their own equipment are welcome to begin seeking caches as early as 9:00 a.m., while those new the sport, or those who do not have their own handheld GPS units, can borrow one donated by Diamond Brand Outdoors and join an Arboretum Educator for a guided adventure from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to seek out several of the Arboretum’s caches.

As an added bonus to commemorate these caches, special “First To Find” geocoins will be placed in each new geocache, and the first 10 individuals to find all six geocaches will win a special prize!

To locate Arboretum Geocaches visit www.geocaching.com. New geocache location information will be uploaded prior to November 9. While there is no fee or reservations required to seek geocaches or join Arboretum Educators, ordinary parking fees to access the Arboretum apply.

 

For more information about geocaching at the Arboretum, follow this link.

For more information contact Jonathan Marchal, Youth Education Manager, at jmarchal@ncarboretum.org or (828) 665-2492, Ext. 228.

The mission of The North Carolina Arboretum is to cultivate connections between people and plants. For information, visit www.ncarboretum.org.