Happy International Geocaching Day!

This day celebrates the sport of geocaching, a real life treasure hunting game which involves using GPS devices to locate hidden containers called geocaches in a variety of locations around the world.  Geocaching is a fun way to work with friends to find items while exploring the outdoors or other new locations.  According to the website www.geocaching.com, there are 4,479 geocaches around Canton.  Check out the resources below to learn how to geocache or to read stories in which geocaching plays a central role!

Teaches readers how to use a Global Positioning System receiver in order to find caches, or hidden objects, while out hiking, and learning orienteering.

Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.

Treasure hunter's handbook by Liza Gardner Walsh

Offers different treasure hunting activities for young readers, including geocaching, panning for gold, and searching for arrowheads.

While geocaching, Cooper and Packrat find a box filled with eagle parts and attempt to discover who is behind the abuse of this protected species.

Hiking by Julie K Lundgren

Introduces hiking, discussing equipment, safety, and geocaching.

A man who calls himself Gideon waits and plans. He sees himself as a destroyer of evil, one who rids the world of abominations. He has already killed five. He will kill again. And somewhere in the wilderness, in a secret geocache near where the wild swans gather, lies the unspeakable clue that links them all together..

Code by Kathy Reichs

"The Virals must find a geocache concealing a bomb--and the clock is ticking."--.

The box that Watch found by Gertrude Chandler Warner

When the Alden children's dog, Watch, finds a box in the park with a note inside, they are introduced to the hobby of geocaching and eagerly join the local club, but it looks like a thief may have joined as well.