November 1, 2014. Guided programs run from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Education Center EcoLab. Self-guided geocachers may begin seeking caches when the property opens at 8:00 a.m.
Join us for a high-tech treasure hunt! Geocaching combines hiking, outdoor exploration and GPS technology as participants seek "caches" along the Arboretum's trails. This event will delight families just learning about the activity as well as seasoned geocaching veterans. Activities will include:
- Family-friendly geocaching demonstrations and guided programs with loaner equipment.
- Special first-to-find geocoins in new geocaches.
- Make-your-own geocaching trade item stations.
- New traditional, micro and virtual caches that challenge visitors to explore our gardens, trails and natural areas.
All activities are available free of charge. Standard parking rates for non-members apply. Geocachers wishing to seek caches on their own can locate our event cache and new caches online at www.geocaching.com
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.
To locate Arboretum Geocaches visit www.geocaching.com. New geocache location information will be uploaded prior to November 1. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 665-2492, Ext. 228.