Archive for September 17th, 2007

TPWD Expo: Geocaching

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

There’s something new and different at Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo this year, and it’s called geocaching.

Geocaching is a fun, fun, family activity that gets moms, dads and kids, and whoever else, into the outdoors, to try to find a prize. The prize has been put there by other geocahers; you use a GPS unit, and wander around and try to find out where they prize is hidden.

Expo Director, Ernie Gammage.

At Expo, we’ll have a new geocaching activity that will actually train people on how to geocache; and we’ll have GPS units for those who don’t have their own, so you can actually try it out, and yes, we will have prizes stashed around Expo.

This activity is in keeping with the agency’s mission.

Because it’s a reason for people to go into our state parks. There is probably no better place to experience the variety, the topography, the flora, the fauna of Texas than in our state parks; and what a great place to geocache and see all of these wonders.

Expo is Saturday and Sunday, October sixth and seventh from nine to five…on the grounds of Parks and Wildlife HQ in Austin….and its free. Find links to more information when you log onto

That’s our show for today… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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