They're invited to journey across Arkansas in search of hidden geocaches at the Museum of Discovery.
The GPS Adventures Arkansas exhibit is making its way across the state thanks to the Arkansas Discovery Network, a network of six discovery center partners funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
GPS Adventures Arkansas highlights the wildly popular sport of geocaching, a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache practically anywhere in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Visitors navigate using a handheld GPS to try to locate the hidden geocaches.
"This geocaching exhibit makes it fun to learn about GPS technology, while showing families a great way to get outside and enjoy a sport together. Our Arkansas State Parks are excellent places for families to try out the sport of geocaching," said Nan Selz, executive director for the museum. "This geocaching exhibit makes it fun to learn about GPS technology, while showing families a great way to get outside and enjoy a sport together. Our Arkansas State Parks are excellent places for families to try out the sport of geocaching."
"The hallmark of the Arkansas state park system is its diversity. The wide variety of natural and historic settings, landmarks and architectural works makes the state parks perfect sites to enjoy geocaching," said Arkansas State Parks Director Greg Butts.
Visitors to the exhibit will learn the basics of traditional and modern navigation, current GPS technology and the sport of geocaching as they learn about hidden caches positioned throughout Arkansas State Parks. Geared toward ages 6 through adult, GPS Adventures Arkansas allows visitors to hold GPS-enabled gear, opening doors to the life-changing possibilities GPS technology makes possible today and tomorrow. And, to geocachers' delight, they may visit www.geocaching.org to log their visit to this exhibit in Little Rock.
GPS Adventures Arkansas, part of the Arkansas Museum Road Trip collection, was developed by Groundspeak and Minotaur Mazes with development support from the National Executive Committee of Space-Based Positioning Navigation & Timing and technological contributions from Magellan and Spatial Solutions, in cooperation with the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources and the Arkansas Discovery Network, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.