The ACGA is pleased to partner with Environment Canada on their latest educational project: Geocache Your Watershed.
How is the ACGA involved with the Geocache Your Watershed?
The ACGA has been involved with this project for about a year. They are the link to the Geocaching community throughout all Atlantic Canada. The ACGA has assisted in finding teachers and school that are interested in being part of the project, they have given advice on geocoin design, they have offered to give talks and training to the schools on geocahing and they have offered to help in the promotion of the project and other environmental activities such as Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events.
The ACGA, in partnership with City of Saint John , Saint John High School and ACAP Saint John, and Environment Canada is planning to officially launch this project by hosting two events in Saint John, New Brunswick.
The first event will be an Introduction to Geocaching and Geocoin Show . The ACGA will bring its presentation to New Brunswick for the first time. This will be an excellent chance for newcomers and potential new geocachers to drop in and say hi.
As part of this event, we also have a Geocoin show. We would like to invite all geocoin collectors to bring your wares as we show off our collections and make some trades. We will use this opportunity to launch the project geocoin. This geocoin will not be for sale, but there will door prizes.
The second event will be a CITO in Rockwood park . We would like to invite all geocachers to come out and support Saint John's first CITO event.
Geocache Your Watershed is an exciting pilot project of Environment Canada and is an innovative way to involve students, teachers and the public in water-related issues.
The goal of this project is to promote the discovery of local watersheds by students and the general public. The basic concept is to encourage high schools throughout Canada to research their watershed and develop stories or other promotional products that will be used to build geocaches.
The students will then hide these caches for the ever-growing geocaching community to discover – allowing their knowledge to be transferred in a fun and engaging way.
Environment Canada’s Know Your Watershed web site established last year, will serve as an important resource for researching watershed information and providing Geocache your Watershed material for students and teachers
The Geocache Your Watershed project will be included as part of the Know Your Watershed web site that Environment Canada established last year.