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Learn about geocaching during special event on campus Memorial Day Weekend

04.09.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Photo of Texas Wesleyan Associate Professor of Chemistry Katherine Prater taking part in the hobby of geocaching.

Memorial Day Weekend, Texas Wesleyan will play host to one of the biggest events in the world of Geocaching. The Texas Geocaching Association (TXGA), in partnership with the annual convention GeoWoodstock being held in Fort Worth, is presenting the TXGA GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Lou’s Place. The event is free and open to all ages. Because long lines are expected on Saturday, visitors are encouraged to attend either Sunday or Monday.

“When TXGA was looking for a location to host this unique event, I thought it would be a great idea to bring people from around the world to visit Texas Wesleyan and discover the hidden gem that we are,” said Katherine Prater, associate professor of chemistry and GPS Adventures Maze coordinator.

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, smartphone, or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammo boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is often described as a “game of high-tech hide and seek.”

About the TXGA GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit

The exhibit in Lou’s Place is an educational and interactive experience to share content and Geocaching information. It provides something interesting for all, from first-time cachers to Charter members.

Questions? Visit the GPS Maze event website, or contact Katherine Prater at kprater@txwes.edu.

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