Sep 25, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog

PHED 155 Introduction to Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity where individuals use Global Positioning System (GPS) techniques to “hide” and “seek” containers. This course will introduce students to this activity which combines basic orienteering, hiking, and technology with the adventure of an outdoor treasure hunt. The word Geocaching refers to GEO for geography and to CACHING, the process of hiding items in an inconspicuous location. Using a navigation device and a set of coordinates, students will attempt to find geocaches at different locations within their local area. Basic orienting, directional navigation, geocaching terminology and hiking etiquette will be covered. Students must possess or have access to a smartphone prior to enrolling in the course and be willing to download a fee-based application once enrolled.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Offered Distance Learning: Yes
Credits: 1
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 2