Caching in: E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center to host geocaching event

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:38 PM.

"There will definitely be an educational aspect to this program, in the sense that people will learn not just about geocaching, but how through this activity they can learn about Florida's environment, history and archaeology," said Mike Thomin, manager at Destination Archaeology.

You will get two chances to learn about and experience geocaching firsthand with a programs in the morning and afternoon. Participants will learn what geocaching is, how they can participate as well as learn about the series of geocaches hidden throughout Northwest Florida by the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN).

There's even a geocache hidden at Biophilia, which you'll have the opportunity to find.

"Many geocaches are placed along nature trails and try to point out something interesting about the surrounding area," Thomin said.

Through the series of geocaches hidden by FPAN, which are scattered from Pensacola to Port St. Joe, individuals can learn about the history of Northwest Florida and the importance of preserving cultural resources, Thomin explained.

Don't worry if you're a non-geocacher, or muggle, as they say, the event is geared toward all levels of geocaching.

"Not only is the program designed for all ages, but it is also designed for people who have never heard of geocaching before as well as avid players," Thomin said.

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