Geocaching event at Keele University

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Posted on 03 April 2013

Families have the opportunity to try out a “treasure hunt for the digital generation” at Keele University this weekend.

The Trees, Bees and Student Fees event is a chance to enjoy the outdoors and find geocaches – small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors. Geocachers seek out these hidden goodies guided by a GPS-enabled device which uses coordinates.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer hints and tips on getting the most out of geocaching.

Visitors can also explore a number of renewable energy technologies at the Keele Sustainability Hub and some interactive exhibits and activities for children.

Event organiser Dr Rachel Westwood said: “Geocaching is like a treasure hunt for the digital generation. It's a great way to enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places.”

Participants will need to use a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone to navigate to the caches. If you don't have access to GPS, please let Keele Hub know in advance.

The event, which is suitable for novices and experienced geocachers alike, will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 11am at the Sustainability Hub on Keele campus.

For more information see the Hub Events page. To book a place please email or call Colette Smallwood on 01782 733555.