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Join The “Center of the Universe” Hosts Geocaching Block Party

By Sean Keeley · July 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Geocaching.com is hosting a Geocaching Block Party in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood August 20, 2011. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting activity using GPS devices. The Block Party is a celebration of the activity for beginners and experts alike. Head to the “Center of the Universe” to:

There’s tons to do at the event. Test your treasure hunting skills with geocaching – a game that will have you searching high and low for containers hidden around Fremont. Accept the five Fremont Challenges – location-based missions that require a sense of adventure, a sense of direction and a sense of humor. Send Geocaching.com employees plunging into the dunk tank (yes, it’s cold!). Create your own zucchini vehicle and race it down the Zucchini 500 Track. Pin the antenna on Signal, the Geocaching.com mascot. Play a game of interactive bingo for the chance to win some great prizes.

If you already have a handheld GPS device, create a free membership on Geocaching.com and visit http://coord.info/GC2FYVM for instructions on downloading the coordinates for the geocaching and challenge courses. If you do not have a handheld GPS, don’t worry – devices will be available to borrow on site!

The Geocaching Block Party takes place August 20, 2011 from 11am – 3pm in Fremont in the Solstice Plaza (701 N 34th St, Latitude 47.64864 Longitude 122.348927). For more information, visit GeocachingBlockParty.com.



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