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On Campus Service Learning Project


Time required for this project 8-10 hours


Scope of project:  Maintenance on FGCU’s geocaches for the department of Environmental Health & Safety 

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS- devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. One finds the container with a log sheet, signs the log sheet, and returns the container back to where it was found, so others can go on a hunt for the log sheet. 

FGCU has several geocaches hidden around campus that need to be checked to ensure they are in the appropriate locations and ensuring the logs are in good order.  This project will entail meeting for approximately one hour with Kathleen Crawford, Sustainability Coordinator in the department of Environmental Health and Safety, for an orientation and directions, followed by visiting each cache, and then will require follow up back in the office with Kathleen.

This project requires a student that can work independently and has the ability to work outdoors and walk around campus, sometimes on uneven terrain, and has the ability to bend, stoop and/or kneel.  Geocaching enthusiast is preferred but not required. 

Note: These geocaches are Sustainability themed which should fulfill the service learning component for University Colloquium classes. 


For more information please contact Kathleen Crawford at