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.
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!