GPS & other outside activities

Campus Tree Inventory Mashup Map– Mashup Maps are when you combine data to create a new service. In the activity below students will contribute to a Google Mashup Map where they can inventory the trees found on their school campus. This map can then be shared with the school, parents and/or the entire community.

Geocaching and Letterboxing are great ways to get students outside and exploring your local woods, trails and parks. Geocaching requires a GPS unit but letterboxing only require a “trail stamp” (preferably a homemade stamp).  You are required to register at do require a GPS unit to geocache and

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

* There are four FBRI related caches located on the University of Maine campus. Log into download the coordinates and come find all four.

LETTERBOXING is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming treasure hunt style outdoor quest.

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