GEOCACHING ON THE NORFOLK COAST PATH

This is one of many Community Mobilisation Initiatives developed by Coast Alive partners. This one was done by Norfolk County Council with local partners in UK. It was aimed at youngsters but also would be made available to the general public on a geocaching website.

CMI PARTNER:

Norfolk County Council, UK, working with National Trails and Outdoor Learning, The Ascenders Geocaching Group and local schools along the trail.

WHO WAS MEANT TO DO IT?

Local school children and teachers, key stage 3 and 4.

WHAT DID THEY DO?

Using a local volunteer, two geocache trails were planned along the National Trail, each being long enough to provide a morning or an afternoon school activity and aimed to encourage the use of the Coasthopper bus service.

HOW DID THEY DO IT?

Using Coast Alive geocache coins as an incentive, each geocache trail aimed to link those taking part with the Norfolk Coast, its landscape, historical, social and environmental importance, including the use of mobile phones to take images of a particular feature and a quiz.

Teachers’ notes would be provided to identify and give examples of cross curricula work that can be looked at through geocaching.

The project purchased 10 Garmin GPS units for the schools to borrow.

HOW MANY PARTICIPATED?

Zero.

DID IT WORK?

Unfortunately, due to staffing changes and the loss of voluntary support from a ‘geocaching expert’ due to ill-health, the activity described above was not carried out. 

The activity plan was revised and revisited in January 2012 (see “Geo-caching in Sheringham”).

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