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The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is sponsoring a hi-tech summer, with a wide assortment of digital, internet, and other geeky programs.

They have recruited an excellent speaker with a marvelous presentation to teach the basics of a hi-tech hide-and-seek game that uses a handheld Global Position System (GPS) enabled device. This fun game/sport/hobby is known as geocaching, and the fantastic speaker is known in the geocaching world as... << insert drumroll >> ... GameForTravel (who just happens to be the organizer for the North Alabama / Southern Tennessee Cachers group on meetup.com).

This a great class for those just starting out with a few caches under their belt, those that haven't even heard the word "geocaching" before, and for cachers with a bit more experience that would like to learn some secrets and tricks to improve their adventures.

Experienced cachers are invited - and encouraged - to attend and tell their stories about wild and crazy adventures on cache runs, share their techniques on how to find a devious cache, and possibily help another student on how to use a GPS.

Speaking of which, there are SO many brands and models of GPS units on the market (included apps for smart phones) that class time will not be spent teaching how to use each individual GPS unit. However, some common features will be discussed. There will be a practice cache run after class, to hunt for some "real" and "practice" caches near the library - and you might be able to find an experienced cachers to explain how to use your GPS unit. And of course, if you have a GPS, bring it!

You can read more at the "official" page on geocaching.com:

http://coord.info/GC47AR6

If you RSVP here, please RSVP on that site, too.

See you there!