Race to the White House has been quite a journey for the last two weeks. I certainly enjoyed it very much. This project has been quite successful in my opinion. Looking back at all the preparations before the program starts, I think it all worked out very well.
Although this program started two weeks ago, we started preparing it many weeks in advance. I made the maps and set up all the GPS devices for them. We had to buy sunscreen, batteries garden gloves and bug repellent. I used to think these items were not necessary but they all had their uses once we got into the park. Many students used gloves to reach place they normally wouldn’t touch. For example, students have to reach a hole inside a hollow tree or the crack of a big rock. One time we went to Marine Park where there aren’t any shades, so students all have to use sunscreens.
Since we went to four parks in New York City, I needed to make four maps showing each geocaches to be found. This would make it easier for the students to find geocaches. The biggest challenge was to get to the place. We had to use public transportation. The weather was really hot and we all had to walk in open fields.