Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pairing Technology and Nature - Waymarking at the FLCC Arboretum



Saturday, August 18, 2012    Time: 10 am

Where: Finger Lakes Community College Arboretum on Marvin Sands Drive off Lakeshore Drive south of Routes 5&20. Meet at the parking lot across from the Arboretum.

Armed with a GPS for Geocaching and a curiosity about tree varieties, Laura and Jeffery Ouimette have discovered “Waymarking” as a means of identifying the locations of several trees at the FLCC Arboretum. Please join us as we enjoy a leisure walk in and around the FLCC Arboretum to identify specific trees using hand held GPS units. (We plan to have several GPS units on loan from Wood Library). Please bring along your tree and wildflower guides.

In Geocaching, it’s all about the hunt and the treasure at the end. With Waymarking, the location itself is the treasure. The primary difference is that no physical object is placed when creating a Waymark. The focus is on what can be gained from the location itself.

Waymarking.com provides tools for you to catalog, mark, and visit interesting and useful locations around the world.

No comments:

Post a Comment