Educators to the
Illinois Educational Geocaching Association
first "Educational Geocaching Association" in
Garmin GPS Units for Sale
After a successful run of staff developement with GPS and GIS, we are finally retiring this year and plan to sell our equipment and other materials. Please check out the following link for what we are selling. Click Here - GPS Materials for Sale!!
exists to enhance the GPS experiences and Geocaching
experiences in the educational communities across the State
of Illinois by sharing ideas, projects and information.
This web site reflects the activities and goals
EcoCache is an educational virtual geocache that people can
visit to view an unique feature. EcoCaching is the concept
of treasure hunting for caches that the Earth has stored.
concept of ecocache is derived from the term cology, more specifically
human ecology, and it refers to any place where a natural or
cultural feature may be found on the landscape.
of ecocaches may include a natural levee, a particular
habitat such as a flood plain forest, a viewing platform
overlooking a wetland marsh, an historic building,
a WPA mural in a post office lobby, or a prehistoric
earthwork, each with its own story.
in this context, these features are "exhibits" in
a museum without walls, each of which
may be located and interpreted with
GPS, GIS and/or MP3 technology.
a location in your area a voice as well
as making your mark on the world for
you need to get started is something
to share locally and a GPS receiver.
Across Illinois Page
Direct Link to Illinois EcoCaches Map
Not sure about GPS in your school?
try out GPS
technology with your faculty?
Would you like a mini workshop at your school or district?
Click here for more information!
|Watch the Amazing
GPS Race held at Dickson Mounds.
Click to play the movie file!
Large MPG file of the Amazing Race
Technologies, Staff Development and Classes are
ready to bring to your area!
you heard the term “Geospatial Technologies” surfacing
across the educational technology pipelines of the USA.
As educators and consultants in these areas, we are actively involved
with this plan for the educational future of your staff & students!
“ Teaching Geography is Fundamental
Bill HR885IH - Introduced March 11, 2011
Bill S434IS - Introduced March 2, 2011
improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten
through grade 12 students in the United States by improving
professional development programs for kindergarten through
grade 12 teachers….”
“ In addition, geospatial technology is a new and emerging career available
to people with an extensive background in geography education……”
“ We need to do more to ensure that the teachers responsible for the education
of our students, from kindergarten through high school graduation, are prepared
and trained to teach these critical skills to solve these problems.”
us for more information!
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Web site Launched: 02/21/2006