Introduction to Geocaching and the DGES for EMCP Students

Each year, Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, La Cité Collégiale and St. Paul University offer a week-long enriched learning experience to bright and highly motivated high school students in grades 8-11 (Ontario) and Sec. 2-5 (Québec). More than 3,000 students participate in this program annually, and Carleton hosts about 1000 students.susanAbout fifty mini-courses are offered by Carleton University to grade 8 – 11 students. These students are coming from the school boards of eastern Ontario and western Quebec. The MacOdrum Library mini-course was called “Location is Everything” and Geocaching is the session that was collaboratively taught on the sunny afternoon of Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.
learning to use GPSSusan Tudin Library Subject Specialist, Vanessa Lawrence Reference Librarian, and Nika Linseman Programs Support Officer from the MacOdrum Library and Department of Geography and Environmental Studies; introduced EMCP students to geocaching while taking them on a tour of the Carleton University campus.photo of EMCP students walking through the tunnelsStudents were shown how to use the GPS units and received an introduction to places on campus including the tunnels, beautiful outdoor campus areas, the Loeb building, stream gauging station, and the athletics building.
photo of Vanessa Water StationStudents were also shown the newly renovated labs in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and learned about the numerous different courses that they could take in the department.photo of students going through the labA beautiful day for young, bright, inquisitive students to have fun geocaching and learn about the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and more generally Carleton University.walking

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