|New intergenerational Geocaching Adventure program offered Sept. 19|
This program is called Geocaching Adventure 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 will utilize GPS units donated to JCPRD by Olathe-based Garmin International in 2007 and promises to be 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.
Two different programs at two different parks on three different dates are planned this fall. Participants can participate in one program or sign up for both. This program will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. Thee other fall program will take place on Oct. 23 at Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for one two-hour cache hunt is $9 per person for Johnson County residents or $11 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.