+WeightMan Posted January 30, 2008 Share Posted January 30, 2008 This conference is coming to the Seattle Convention Center on February 27-29. The last time it was here GEMs started a geocaching activity. Since this was in Seattle, this same activity has been done in San Diego, Portland and Spokane. Each of the 2500 participants will be given a ticket for a free drawing. In order to be included in the drawing, they must stop by the Geocaching booth, get some information and find the temporary caches that will be placed in Freeway Park next to the Convention Center. Volunteers needed 2/27 Wednesday 8-12 &12-4 2/28 Thursday 8-12 & 12-4 & 2/29 Friday 8-12 The volunteers will give the teachers a quick orientation on how the GPSr works, with coordinates preloaded. We'll help them checkout the GPSr, give them a one page map on one side and cache description, hint and coordinates on the other. If they have their own GPSr they'll only need the handout and obviously no training. To make sure they have actually completed the course each teacher will need to retrieve one of the items in each cache, each cache will contain a different item. When they have all the items they return to our booth and turn in the items, GPSr, Handout and Ticket to then be entered into the drawing. Volunteers will periodically return the items to each respective cache so that the caches will always contain items. If you can help, post a note here or contact GEMs through his profile. I did this the last time it was in Seattle and had a great time helping out the teachers at the conference. I have heard the same thing from other places this has been done. Any questions, ask away. Quote Link to comment
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