Geocaching 101: How to Hunt for Treasure in Manitoba
Whether you’ve long been curious about geocaching or you’re a nature-lover looking for another excuse to get outside, geocaching is a great way to spend time in nature and explore new places. The worldwide adventure sport uses GPS devices, like smartphones, to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches.
Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar with Jordan McPeek, an active member of the Manitoba Geocaching Association, as he introduces you to the sport of geocaching in Manitoba.
Jordan will cover the basics of geocaching and the variations that make it fun for kids, adults, families, and others. He’ll share what exactly you need to start geocaching, how to find nearby locations, and how to join the active geocaching community in Manitoba. You’ll be able to find a cache that very same day!
You’ll also learn about CPAWS Manitoba’s treasure hunts around Manitoba’s Interlake region. You can explore the natural beauty of Manitoba’s Interlake and win some great prizes along the way!
About the Speaker
In 2008, Jordan McPeek found his first geocache in his neighbourhood park. Since then he’s found over 4,000 geocaches, visiting new places and making new friends along the way. He’s pleased to be able to present the joys of geocaching on behalf of the Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA).
MBGA strives to advance the sport of geocaching in Manitoba by encouraging fellowship amongst Manitoba geocachers through regular social activities; fostering geocaching etiquette and responsible stewardship of our public lands; raising public awareness and understanding of geocaching through effective use of media relations; ensuring access to public lands for geocaching activities by working as a liaison with public land-use agencies; and promoting geocaching as a worthwhile family-oriented outdoor activity.
To learn more about geocaching, read this blog post, then take part in our treasure hunts in the Interlake!
Lunch and Learns
Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.
CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.
Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across the province who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.
This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.