The digital age has opened up a vast assortment of applications, games, utilities, and much more that the electronic-savvy individual can explore, use, and enjoy. “Geocaching” is a digital game that has gained in popularity over the past 10 years. Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program “Treasure Hunt @ Your Library: Introduction to Geocaching” on Saturday, August 17, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room at the Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway.
Often described as a “game of high-tech hide-and-seek,” geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which participants use a GPS-enabled mobile device (including smartphones) and other navigational techniques to hide and search for containers, called “geocaches” or “caches,” anywhere in the world.
Staff from the library’s Adult Services department will explain what geocaching is, how it works, and how to participate. If weather permits, the class will culminate with a geocache excursion outside the library. Those attending this program should bring a handheld GPS unit or a smartphone to participate in the geocache hunt.
The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Missouri City Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2100, or by visiting the library.