FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JULY 7, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI OR LAUREN HARRIS
216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 7014
A high-tech adventure for outdoor treasures awaits you in the
Hidden Valley of Cleveland Metroparks!
Adults and families can explore the new world of GPS and
geocachingat the free "Treasure Hunt Adventure (GPS for
Beginners of All Ages)" programs on August 5 and 6 at
10 a.m. and August 12 and 13 at 1 p.m. at CanalWayCenter in Ohio
& Erie Canal Reservation in CuyahogaHeights.
Cultural History Interpreter Doug Kusak provides a brief history of
GPS (Global Positioning System) and an introduction to geocaching -
a worldwide treasure hunt for fun that can be enjoyed in your own
"backyard." Participants can learn the basics, and
then, head out to find geocaches in Ohio & Erie Canal
Registration is required. Space is limited.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt enjoyed by many worldwide
using GPS devices. Geocaching.com describes the activity's basic
purpose as to "locate hidden containers, called geocaches,
outdoors and then share your experiences online." The hidden
geocaching containers may contain a camera or other trackable items
and should be left at the location. The hidden containers
have a general rule that if an item is taken, an item should be
left, and containers should be left at the site as others will be
seeking them. Geocaching is enjoyed by people of all age groups,
with a strong sense of community and support for the
Participants can bring their own GPS units or borrow one. Quantity
is limited and requires valid Ohio driver's license for duration of
loan, not to exceed two hours.
CanalWayCenter is locatedon Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th
Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant
Avenue and Canal Road in CuyahogaHeights.
For more information and to register, call 216-206-1000.
Lock in your coordinates and go on a high-tech treasure hunt
adventure with Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,