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EarthCaching in Connecticut

Where in the world is N 41 39.080 W 072 39.397?  Well, itís somewhere in Connecticut, and these numbers represent the latitude and longitude coordinates of that spot.  EarthCaching is an exciting way to learn about the Earth by getting families and friends outdoors to experience some of the hidden (and not-so-hidden) geologic wonders of Connecticut.  An EarthCache is a place where you will find an interesting geologic feature or process that will enrich your outdoor experience.  It may be found in the woods, along a trail, at the beach or even in the middle of the city. 

The Connecticut Geological Survey has created over 20 EarthCache sites in Connecticut (the Geological Society of America hosts Earthcache sites worldwide). These sites are designed to enhance the interested geocacherís knowledge of our state parks and other public land.  All you need to get started is a GPS receiver, although enough location information is provided in the EarthCache description in case you donít have one. You can also use the map below to zoom in to a desired location.

EarthCache sites

 

Where to Start:  Select any of the EarthCache sites on the map or list for a brief description of our EarthCaches. Then select the Title of the EarthCache for the full site description at www.earthcache.org  You can also get more detailed information about earthcaching at this site.  If itís your first visit, you will need to create a FREE log-in account. Then just grab your camera and GPS and go! Donít forget to log your find and let us know about your experience!

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