Switching gears slightly, I've been pleasantly surprised to see the growing use of geocaching as a teaching aid in the classroom. It doesn't take a brainiac to see the broad range of educational applications afforded by our little hobby - everything from math (geometry, algebra and trigonometry) to geography to history and more. Makes me wish I was back in school...
Following are some specific examples I found from educators describing how to integrate geocaching into the classroom:
- Use of Geocaching as a Fun Teaching Tool
- Integrating Geocaching into the Mathematics Classroom
- Geocaching: How to Use it in Your Classroom
- Geocaching Across the Curriculum
I'm sure there are many more examples out there, which is pretty impressive considering no one had even heard of geocaching just a mere ten years ago.
Cache, and Educate, On!