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Learn About Geocaching At Greenwich Library Workshop

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GREENWICH, Conn. – The Greenwich Library staff will introduce patrons to the wildly popular pastime of Geocaching from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

The free program is open to all and will be in the library's technology training center.

Geocaching is a worldwide outdoor treasure hunt that allows people of all ages the chance to explore new places using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

There are about 2.7 million geocaches around the world. There are probably geocaches near you right now - at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street. All you need to start finding them is a free Geocaching account and the official Geocaching app or a GPS. The program will provide you with the tools to be a successful geocacher.

In addition to the introductory class, the library is sponsoring an all-day Geocaching event Oct. 3. Patrons will sign up at the Main Library and will receive a map and coordinates to find the geocaches.

For more information, contact Siobhan Schugmann at sschugmann@greenwichlibrary.org, call 203-625-6536 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org .

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