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

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

Not all explorations lead to tangible treasure. Some coordinates may lead to a location where people can learn about a unique geoscience feature of the Earth. These are called Earthcacehes.

"For example, at Falling Waters State Park, there is an EarthCache that leads the player to a waterfall," Thomin said. "Although it's not a physical container like a normal geocache, visitors to EarthCaches usually learn about the naturual environment and how they are best managed and protected."

So whether you were FTF, first to find, or DNF, did not find, geocaching is more about exploring than hidden treasure.

"I have found that most geocaches are hidden at places that someone thought was special and should be shared with others," Thomin said. "It's a great outdoor activity because it takes people to places they might not have otherwise gone to or even knew existed."



Geocaching at Biophilia Center will be 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 31. For more information, visit You can also visit

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