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Adult Geocaching Class, July 13

Come learn about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with a hand-held global positioning system (GPS device). Idea is to locate containers, called geocaches, hidden outdoors, by means of latitude and longitude coordinates..

Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$5 per person; no refunds. Arboretum admission is additional (free for Arboretum members)

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park, KS

Visit the Arboretum website for more information and registration.

While AHG has not yet developed a badge for geocaching, compass skills are a part of Outdoor Skills. Plus, geocaching is simply a fun way to get out in the field! This is a good class for adults to acquaint themselves with the basics of the sport.

Geo-Kids, June 25 and July 9

Ready to treasure hunt at the Arboretum? Geo-Kids, for kids ages 7-12, is a fun-filled class that shows kids how to use a compass, with a brief introduction to GPS devices and geo-caching. This is followed by a real treasure hunt using compasses and clues.

Tuesday, June 25 or Tuesday, July 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$5 per person; no refunds.

Adult attendance and participation is required.

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
8909 W. 179th Street, Overland Park, KS

Visit the Arboretum website for more information and registration.

While AHG has not yet developed a badge for geocaching, compass skills are a part of Outdoor Skills. Plus, geocaching is simply a fun way to get out in the field!

BioBlitz, June 15

Scientists, teachers, students and the public will gather to participate in this one day biological inventory, attempting to identify and record the many species of living organisms at the Arboretum. We will have experts on birds, bats, flowers, mushrooms, and, of course, game calling. Participants will be scouting insects, birds, snakes, spiders, plants, mushrooms, landsnails, trees and more.

BioBlitzes are conducted to learn more about an area’s biodiversity, distribution and abundance. They are a blend of science, education, community and loads of fun.  Spend a day with experts identifying birds, insects, flowers, reptiles and even spiders. And there’s lots more!

No experience required. This fun day is just right for ages 14 and older.

Visit www.opabg.org to preregister.

Cost:
$28/person (non-member)
$18/students with I.D.
$25/$15 for FOTA members

See the BioBlitz flyer for class information.

Oh my, what an opportunity for Pioneers and Patriots! Look the class list over carefully — many of them match up with badges in the Science and Technology and/or Outdoor Skills Frontiers.