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Geocaching

Some mistakes...

Turns out there are some caches with the wrong coordinates. The following coordinates are supposed to read...

11.   49.1568     -123.9648
15.   49.1578     -123.9664

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

What do I need to participate?

You will need...

  1. A mobile device 
  2. The Google Maps app
  3. A Weeks of Welcome Guide

Don't have a Weeks of Welcome Guide? You can find them at the Student Ambassador table in the Quad outside the Library on September 1 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. As well as during the day from September 5th - September 8th. 

How can I participate?

You will need to the Google Maps app on your mobile device to find these caches. Simply input the coordinates found on your Weeks of Welcome Guide into your phone exactly as you see them on the list!

Here's an example....

Terrain /5

Coordinates

Hint

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49.1574    -123.9677

This space will soon be a Starbucks

 

When you enter the coordinates into your Google Maps app it will look like this.

The blue dot is where you're currently located and the red marker is the location of the cache. Your blue location dot has an arrow on it, this arrow points in the direction you are currently facing. As you turn, so will the arrow! Point your arrow in the direction of the red marker and start walking!

Once you're close, put down the phone and start looking! 

When you find the cache make sure to sign the log, stamp your Weeks of Welcome Guide, and put the cache back exactly where you found it!

What's the prize?

For every geocache you find on the list, you can stamp your Weeks of Welcome Guide. For every stamp you get, you will be entered into a draw for a $250 Campus Store Gift Card! Make sure that you come to the Student Ambassador tent during the day. It located in the Quad starting September 5th - 8th. This is where you will enter the draw!

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