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Join Geocaching at the Nature Center July 2

June 23, 2006

The John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center of Mount Union College will hold Geocaching on Sunday, June 2 from 2-4 p.m.

Mike Greiner, property manager of the Brumbaugh Nature Center, and Dr. Charles McClaugherty, professor of biology and director of the Nature Center, enjoy global positioning systems (GPS) and would like you to join them in learning about geocaching and establishing a new geocache at the Nature Center.

What is geocaching? According to www.geocaching.com, geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they take something they should try to leave something for the cache.

Prior experience is not needed, but if you have your own GPS unit please bring it. An overview of GPS and geocaching will begin inside and then move into the field to find a cache and then to create a new one.

Registration is not required. The Nature Center is located 6 miles south of Mount Union College on Daniel Street, just off Route 183. For more information, contact the Nature Center at (330) 823-7487.

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