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Final intergenerational Geocaching in the Parks program set for Aug. 8 in Mill Creek Streamway Park
POSTED: 07/09/2008
 
This program is called Geocaching in the Parks and is for all ages. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which participants use a GPS receiver to hide and seek containers called "geocaches," which contain a logbook and a "treasure" - usually toys or trinkets. Participants will learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere how to use GPS to track a cache within six to 20 feet. This program utilizes GPS units donated to JCPRD by Olathe-based Garmin International in 2007 and is a great way to be active and to become familiar with local parks while having fun and learning something new. Search for the keyword "geocaching" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

The final program will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8 in the Mill Creek Streamway Park. Participants will be notified of exact meeting places prior to the event dates. The cost for one two-hour cache hunt is $8 per person for Johnson County residents or $9 per person for nonresidents.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at www.jcprd.com.

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