Manitoba Geocaching Association


 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileEdit Profile/Settings   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

MB Schools geocaching program

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MBGA Forum Index -> Caching
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dragonfreys



Joined: 12 Feb 2006
Posts: 364
Location: Manitoba-Westman

PostPosted: Apr 17, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: MB Schools geocaching program Reply with quote

http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=&item=13692

April 13, 2012

NEW SCHOOL GEOCACHING PROGRAM TAKES LEARNING OUTDOORS: RONDEAU



Students of all ages will have the opportunity to get in motion and learn how to geocache through the new Healthy Schools in motion Geocaching Loaner Program, Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Rondeau announced today.

“Geocaching is an exciting, high-tech way to get physically active and take learning outdoors,” Rondeau said at the annual Healthy Schools in motion Champions workshop at the Sport for Life Centre in Winnipeg. “It’s a lot like a traditional treasure hunt, using global positioning system (GPS) technology to solve clues and seek out a hidden geocache or treasure. This activity is great fun and an excellent learning opportunity for students of all ages.”

The loaner program is being offered in partnership with the Manitoba Physical Education Teachers Association. Registered Manitoba in motion schools can borrow a geocaching loaner kit for a two‑week period. The kit includes a guide that provides the basics of geocaching, suggestions for activities, curriculum links and 20 GPS units.

“We are very excited to partner with Healthy Schools in motion on the new geocaching loaner program,” said Carol Peters, president, Manitoba Physical Education Teachers Association. “Geocaching is a popular outdoor adventure game for all ages and abilities, and combines play with team building, problem-solving and other valuable educational outcomes. Through the geocaching loaner program, we can support teachers in providing students with a cross-curricular, innovative experience while getting active.”

More than 50 Manitoba teachers gathered today at the Sport for Life Centre for the Healthy Schools in motion Champions workshop, which provides an opportunity for in motion champions to gain knowledge, try different activities, network and celebrate successes, Rondeau said.

Healthy Schools and Manitoba in motion work together to offer Healthy Schools in motion. More than 600 Manitoba schools are currently registered with in motion and the geocaching program will help those schools to accomplish their goal of 30 minutes of physical activity every day for every student, the minister added.

For more information on the geocaching program, schools can contact 204-788-6394 or visit the Healthy Schools in motion website at http://www.manitobainmotion.ca/schools.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
fallyn



Joined: 11 Oct 2010
Posts: 32

PostPosted: Apr 18, 2012 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great read, and good to see they are getting kids outside!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MBGA Forum Index -> Caching Time synchronized with your computer time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

GPS
Central Landsharkz MBGA 5th Anniversary Geocoin GPS Wolf Hunt