Cypress Hills Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


Ice Safety: Alberta Parks does not monitor ice conditions; learn how to assess them for yourself.

Discover the thrill of geocaching - a high-tech navigational treasure hunt for all ages!  Students learn how to use GPS (Global Positional System) to find hidden caches.   They also discover how GPS, compass and map skills help navigate the backcountry.  GPS units are provided for participants to use.

This program includes

  • An introduction to GPS and compass navigation techniques
  • A GPS challenge activity where students work together in small groups
  • Exploratory hike using maps and GPS skills
  • An introduction to the sport of geocaching
Grade(s):6 - 12
Curriculum:Physical Education
    • Outdoor Education, PhysED Outcomes A, C, D
Type:Field Study
Duration:2 Hours
Location:Learning Centre
Fees:$5 per student (minimum charge of $75)

Updated: Feb 21, 2019