Saint John Exhibition to Host Geocaching Events
It all kicks off on August 27 when 10 geocaches are published on Geocaching.com. Caches will be located at significant historic sites where exhibitions, fairs, parades and circuses were held. Learn a little about the history of the city that you may not have known!
August 28 brings an Introduction and Demonstration to Geocaching presented by Mud in the Face. This will be held at Exhibition Grounds Building 2 from 7-9pm.
Geocaching 102 presented by Sgt will run on August 29th from 7-9pm. Same location
August 30 brings Tiger Tracker to the city to present Introduction to GSAK from 7-9pm. Once again at the Exhibition Grounds Building 2.
August 31 is the finale (GC4J6NJ) event from 12-2pm where the first 100 geocachers with completed passports will receive a special geocoin. One coin per person and you have to be there in person to receive the coin. Cache Up NB will also be there on hand to show their support.
The geocaching booth will be open all week long with information about geocaching.
You can read more about the session details below.
August 28 from 7-9pm – Introduction to Geocaching
Have you heard about geo caching but don’t know how to get started? Or you are a new cacher and could use some help. You are invited to come and join us on Wed. Aug. 28th from 7 pm to 9pm. at the Saint John Ex. As part of the introduction we will have a slide show.
Geo caching can be enjoyed by all ages. There will be a presentation and a hands on demonstration on how to use a GPS to find hidden caches. For the demonstration we will have some different size caches hidden on the grounds for you to find using a gps. These caches will be temporary.
August 29 from 7-9pm Geocaching 102
So, You are new to Geocaching, have a few finds, but you have more question but no one to ask. You want to refine your skills to make your outings more enjoyable. This is the Event for you. This is an informal, Q&A, with some set topics to make your Geocaching Experience more enjoyable.
Here are a few of the topics that we will discuss:
1) Should I become a regular member? And what are the benefits?
2) Do I need a new GPS? Or can I use my Phone?
3) What should I take with me on my Geo Adventure?
4) How do I use web Queries and how can I use it to plan my Vacation?
5) How do I use Geocaching.com? Hints to pick apart a geocache.
6) I heard about GSAK, Do I need it?
7) How do I get Notifications that a new geocache has been placed.
8) I get to the cache, but I can’t find it? Hints to make your search more successful.
9) There has to be another way…Multiple cache logging.
August 30 from 7-9pm – Introduction to GSAK
Want to learn about Geocachers Swiss Army Knife? Come on over from 7-9pm to learn how!
This event will teach you how to use the GSAK program for upload to your GPS.
Some of the many topics to be discussed include:
Initial installation of GSAK
Interaction with Geocaching.com
Creating queries along a route
Sharing pocket queries
Other topics based on questions from the participants