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EarthCaches in Tiger Canyon    NEW!

An EarthCache is much like a Geocache: using a phone app, you can track down the coordinates of a site to find a hidden treasure. But unlike traditional Geocaches, the treasure at an EarthCache site is not a container full of objects - it's a unique geological landmark, plus a community-developed lesson approved by the Geological Society of America. In the first session of class, students will learn about local geology and be taught how the EarthCache system works. Then, the following week, we'll take a day-long field trip up Tiger Canyon, visiting five EarthCache sites. The last stop will be a hike (less than two miles roundtrip) through native plants to a hilltop with a panoramic view of the Palouse Hills and the Walla Walla Valley!
  • EarthCaches in Tiger Canyon NEW!
  • Fee: $59.00
    Dates: 5/22/2024 - 5/29/2024
    Times: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 2
    Room: Off Campus
    Instructor: Bob Carson
    Seats Available: 8 out of 15

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    5/22 class session is from 4-5pm. 5/29 class session is from 9am-5pm. 

    Students will carpool to secondary locations. All students must sign a field trip liability waiver before the start of class in order to attend. Upon enrollment, a link to the waiver will be included in the order confirmation email. 

    Required Materials: smartphone; boots; raingear; sun protection; backpack; sack lunch; snacks; 2 liters of water in reusable bottles. 

    Suggested Materials: binoculars; camera; $5 of gas money (for your carpool driver). 

    Note that there will be no restroom facilities during the field trip portion of class, so prepare accordingly. 

    On 5/29: Arrive a little early! The group will meet in the main WWCC parking lot, in front of the Dome/Gym. We will depart at 9:00am.


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