Race to the White House

Final days geocaching 

Today and the next couple of days we will be preparing for our workshop on friday. Everyone has there

own part to the work shop basicly explaining what we did the two weeks we were at this program and

later on that day we will actually go out and geocach in prospect park, im looking forward to it.

August 2, 2012 Workshop 

Now that we finished the geocaching program, it's time to create a workshop. On August 3, 2012 we are holding a workshop on what we learned this summer. It's a big day because that is the day the VVP film is released and the Race to the White House game is announced to the public. Creating a workshop is not as easy as it may seem. It takes a lot of planning, and the fact that we are doing this in three days is incredible. I have a feeling that our audience will enjoy our workshop.

Creating a Workshop 

Hello everyone, making a workshop for others to understand race to the white house and geocaching was kind of difficult. But its kind of easy when you understand what is going on, even if it is the first workshop I have ever done. Fingers crossed that evrything goes well on the day of the activity.

Creating a Workshop 

Hello everyone, making a workshop for others to understand race to the white house and geocaching was kind of difficult. But its kind of easy when you understand what is going on, even if it is the first workshop I have ever done. Fingers crossed that evrything goes well on the day of the activity.

Last Day!  

How has your participation in Race to the White House taught you valuable skills that can serve you in the future?

 

Global Kids' Geocaching Travel Bug on Electoral Issues - On The Move! 

In the past week, Global Kids youth leaders have released almost four dozen travel bugs into the geocaching wild - each associated with an issue of importance identified by the youth they want to see addressed in the 2012 Presidential Campaign.

 

 

Yesterday, for the first time, we began to see them move, from one cache to another, towards the White House, with log posts responding to the specifics of the issue. All three were picked up in Queens from BSA Troop 351 Eagle Scout #2 and moved South to Long Island.

 

Race to the White House - D11 was moved to Bird Bonanza III: The Parrot Field. The FTF (first to find) geocacher posted this reflection on the topic:

First time in Central Park 

Yesterday was my first time in Cetral Park. I know its crazy since I live in New York City. Being in Central PArk was fun and enterntaining. At times I was annoyed but as the day progress my attitude eased up and I was able to have a nice time. In the park, we place trackables in different areas in the west side of the park. Central Park is way too big to place trackables throughout the park. Each trackable has a political issue that address today's election. Our group issue is Net Neutrality. I think this issue is important because I want people to be aware of what is going to happen to their internet, which is something that people use everyday. I am very excited to present to people about the Race to the White House game. I hope people will enjot it and  will be more knowledgable about these political issues.

Memorable Experience 

The past two weeks has definitely been a memorable experience. Starting off the program not having a clue what geocaching was to now feeling like I can do it by myself was unexpected. I enjoyed everything from learning what geocaching was, to brainstorming topics for the trackables we were going to place in the caches,and actually participating in geocaching in the SWELTERING heat. Even though most days were hot, it was a lot of fun traveling and finding caches. When we found a cache I felt like everything we went through to find it was worth it. It felt like a reward. From what I learned I can say that geocaching is a game similar to a scavenger hunt, where the person uses a GPS devise to help them track where each cache is. Once you are near the cache its up to you to find exactly where its at. Once you find it you can log it you're geocaching account and watch you're list of caches found grow. This program is more than just geocaching. We wanted to use this resource as a way to express how people feel about certain topics that may affect the presidential election. The Race to the White House is a game where trackables will be placed in caches all over NYC. When someone finds the trackables they can go online and read what each trackable is talking about and where to place the trackable next. If the person feels like its an important topic for the election they will have to move the trackable closer to Washington DC. If they felt like the topic is not important, they will move it further away from Washington DC. The group then split up into four new groups that represent four different issues. We decided to talk about the legalization of medical marijuana, college tuition, gun violence, and net neutrality.

Geocaching in forest park experience 

 

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Yesturday me and my group took a trip to forest park to put the travel bugs in caches around the

park. Some of the caches were very hard to find because of all the dirt, trees, and bushes everywhere

but in the end we ended up finding three and we were able to place the travel bugs in each cache.

This morning we found out that some of the travel bugs were already found and taken from central park that

were placed yesturday. Hopefully these travel bugs get around the world and go through all different states

while we keep track of them.

 

THE SWAGGTASTIC LIST !! 

-Finding caches

-exercise

-Took pictures

-Research

-Collaborations/teamwork

-Getting to know my co-workers through geocaching

-learn more about Prospect and Forest Hill park.

-I seen chipmunks

-Learn how to use the devices

 

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK!!!

SHOUT OUTS TO AFRICA!