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Re: [SPAM] Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Geocaching tent at TPWD Wildlife Expo, Oct.13-14

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  • Heather Ford
    What, you aren t taking your Juniors to the Expo to let Doc Geo teach them instead? I might do that with my Brownies, if any are available at short
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 2 4:20 PM
      What, you aren't taking your Juniors to the Expo to let Doc Geo teach them instead?  I might do that with my Brownies, if any are available at short notice.....
      Ronin's Gal
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      Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 7:46 AM
      Subject: [SPAM] Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Geocaching tent at TPWD Wildlife Expo, Oct.13-14

      And the San Angelo trip sounds like a blast too...Nothing says fun like camping with Mrs. Captain Picard and grabbing some caches....there's always the chance she'll pack the grass skirts for an impromptu hula competition for all attendees!

      Unfortunately, I'll be helping lead a Girl Scout campout that weekend and can't make it. :( 

      However, one of our activities WILL be teaching a bunch of 4th graders about geocaching!!


      On 10/2/07, Perrine, Julie <julie.perrine@ amd.com> wrote:

      Hey!  That leaves the 13/14th open, so people can come to my San Angelo camping event and get … a SMILEY!


      (And have fun camping and caching, too, I'm sure.)



      Mrs. Captain Picard

      From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kevin (KoosKoos)
      Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 7:25 AM
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Geocaching tent at TPWD Wildlife Expo, Oct.13-14


      Hey Doc...you might want people showing up for the expo on the 6th and 7th instead:
      http://www.tpwd. state.tx. us/exptexas/ programs/ expo/expo2007/

      I might be available to help out...will know more tomorrow, I think.

      Thanks for organizing this!


      On 10/1/07, Doc <bcwatson@yahoo. com> wrote:

      For those who aren't aware of it, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. holds a Wildlife Expo every year on the grounds of the department headquarters.  This year they have asked for someone to run a geocaching tent and I have volunteered to do so.  I have organized it so

      that I can do it all myself if necessary and it can grow as needed.  Here are the basics:


      (Times are for both Saturday and Sunday)

        9:30 -    9:45 Classroom

        9:45 - 10:15 Geocache hunt

      10:30 - 10:45 Classroom

      10:45 - 11:15 Geocache hunt

      11:30 - 11:45 Classroom

      11:45 - 12:15 Geocache hunt

      12:30 - 1:30 Lunch break

        1:30 - 1:45 Classroom

        1:45 - 2:15 Geocache hunt

        2:30 - 2:45 Classroom

        2:45 - 3:15 Geocache hunt

        3:30 - 3:45 Classroom

        3:45 - 4:15 Geocache hunt


      Class will cover:

      Steps to Geocaching:

      Step 1: Setting up your Geocaching.com account
      Step 2: Picking out your first cache to hunt
      Step 3: Getting coordinates into your GPS
      Step 4: Getting to the cache
      Step 5: The search
      Step 6: The find
      Step 7: Logging your find online


      I am asking for volunteers to help out. Like I said,. I can certainly do it all by myself or I would not have volunteered, but if anyone would like to help out by covering a class or taking a group into the field after the class or both, feel free to pick a date and time from the above schedule - as much or as little as you want.  You can also just sit at the tent and answer questions while I take visitors out to find caches...   And if you just want to come by and visit, then by all means do!   One thing I could really use are some camoflaged containers, for table display, to give visitors an idea of the variety of containers that are used.


      And no, Julie, you don't get smilies for attending, volunteering or finding any of the caches that are meant for the visitors...  :-)


      Location of the geocaching tent is N 30 11.569 W 097 42.814



      aka Doc Geo



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